Today was a great day for me. As the days go by and being here at this program, I feel like I’m accepted into another family. This morning was fun at the Indigenous Games because I liked how everyone was working together and working as a unit. Then when we were learning Aztec Math, it felt easier today than yesterday. I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it, but at the same time, I confuse myself all over again. It’s a process and I’m really eager to learn because math is my favorite subject. Aztec math is a very different method for me, but its a good different. My favorite part of the day was the basket weaving. I’ve never made a basket before, but trying this activity made everything fun.
I’m glad that I’m learning something new everyday because that is my main goal as I grow. I want to get as much exposure as I can because when I leave for college, there will hardly be any Native Americans at the school I want to go to. Exposure is important to me because my family stresses the idea of me traveling as much as I can on my spare time. Exposure will also help me get over my fear of homesickness and feeling alone. Most Native students are able to go to college and once they leave their home reservation, they notice things are a lot different outside of home. Native kids will feel lonely and they decide to come back home and not go to school anymore.