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Erika L. Sánchez

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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    I’m not sure what it means to be proud of myself yet, but I’m trying to learn
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    It’s not that I’m living life for them, exactly, but I have so many choices they’ve never had, and I feel like I can do so much with what I’ve been given. What a waste their journey would be if I just settled for a dull, mediocre life. Maybe one day they’ll realize that.
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    He’s kidding but not kidding.
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    “Julia, sometimes in life you don’t get to do what you want to do. Sometimes you have to deal with what’s given to you, shut up, and keep working. That’s it.”
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    After the bookstore, we walk to the 606. One of the best decisions the city has ever made was to convert an old rail line into an elevated park. The trail spans two and a half miles—from Wicker Park to Humboldt Park—and it has great views of the skyline and neighborhoods below.
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    They all have horrifying grammar, but they’re really friendly. Besides, I shouldn’t judge people for saying yous instead of you or mines instead of mine. A lot of people at school speak like that, so I should get over it already. Lorena tells me I’m too uptight, which is why I hardly have any friends.
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    Sometimes I don’t know when to shut up. It’s a medical condition. They say it’s incurable, like AIDS.”
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    Maybe I have some sort of condition that keeps me from thinking through what I’m going to say. Sometimes it’s word-puke spilling out everywhere. That was too much, even for me, but I was in a particularly foul mood and didn’t want to deal with anyone.
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    “It’s okay,” I say, even though it’s not.
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    That’s just what you’re supposed to say. I’m fine! I’m fine! I’m fine!
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    This weed must be excellent. I laugh so hard I can hardly speak. It hurts but feels good to finally laugh again.
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    I try smiling, but it’s so fake, it hurts my face.
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    he house smells like roasted chiles, and it’s so warm that my glasses fog. My eyes begin to water, and I cough uncontrollably. It happens every time Amá is making a certain kind of salsa.
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    I always thought Angie would grow up to be something awesome, like a designer or an artist, but it turned out she was another Mexican daughter who didn’t want to leave home.
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    I know is that I’m going to pack my bags when I graduate and say, “Peace out, mothafuckas.”
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    I would also like to acknowledge all the immigrants who have risked their lives to come to this country, and the children of those immigrants. You are what make America great.
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    These last two years I combed and delved through my sister’s life to better understand her, which meant I learned to find pieces of myself—both beautiful and ugly—
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    have so many choices they’ve never had, and I feel like I can do so much with what I’ve been given. What a waste their journey would be if I just settled for a dull, mediocre life.
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    Nothing is ever guaranteed. What if my brain fails me once again? I suppose the only thing I can do is keep going.
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    It’s his dream to live in the U.S., but I almost wish he won’t. Even if he makes it alive, this place is not the promised land for everyone.
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