Profile Response: Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College Students, Del Rio, TX

 

HWWLT Logo on yellowKevin Young had a biology class to teach the evening I spent with his family. When he returned from class we spent several hours talking about today and tomorrow. The following day, he sent me these responses to my question, which he received from students the evening I was in Del Rio. They represent a wonderful cross-section of aspirations and fears among young people striving to improve themselves.

How will we live tomorrow?

 

 

“How will we live tomorrow is a broad and challenging question no one will be able to answer correctly. However, under the circumstances that we currently live, it can give us a hint of what we could expect in the future. Unsolved wars and global warming are influential factors that can control our tomorrow. It really depends on us if we want to continue destroying our world or take care of it and have long peaceful lives.”

Irma Rodriguez

Most of my life I have lived in Del Rio, Texas. I am currently pursuing a career in education hoping for one day to become a great teacher. One of my favorite things to do is to dance. Due to my experience in dancing, I am currently a ballet teacher at Rodz Dance Studio in Del Rio, Texas.

How will we live tomorrow?

“Well I believe that technology will continue in the future. So technology is a big part of our daily life and will continue to be a huge part of our daily life in the future. Technology has advanced in the past 20 years. I could only imagine how interesting and advanced the technology will be when I also 50 years old.”

Melissa Alvarez

My name is Melissa Alvarez I have many goals in life. One of my goals I will accomplish is to graduate and obtain my bachelor. I am 22 years old. I do not have many interest. I love to travel. I am lucky to have traveled to many places in the U.S. And I wish I could travel to all the places I have in my bucket list.

How will we live tomorrow?

“The phrasing of this question may have several different points of view. My position in this question is how technology will continue to advance and provide us with more ways to interact and explore. But the disadvantage of technology is how people are forgetting family values, morals, and communicating face to face without a device. We live by depending on technology to be there for us rather than us being there for people.”

Alicia Tarango

My name is Alicia. I married my high school sweetheart almost 22 years ago. We have 3 children. One son who is now in basic training for the army, a 17 year old daughter who keeps us busy with many school activities and a 7 year old who just keeps us busy. I have always stayed at home with my children but now that they are growing i decided to pursue my career in teaching.

How will we live tomorrow?

“Everyday is a different day full with surprises. It is hard to know what tomorrow will bring. I feel when you plan some events they just do not turn out how you would picture them. That is the beauty of waking up tomorrow and starting new. Every “tomorrow” is a new start to accomplish goals dreams and desires. If you fail today you always look forward to tomorrow. I feel humans get caught up with the same routine school, work etc. That is why people do not accomplish much because they live their “tomorrow” just like the past. Humans should try and get out of the same routine and explore more.”

Lluvia Oviedo

My name is Lluvia Oviedo, I was born in the U.S but lived my life in Mexico. I am the first in my family to attend college. I love to travel and explore the world. Science is a subject I enjoy I feel it is necessary for every age level. Everywhere you go on this earth there is science and that is amazing.

How will we live tomorrow?

“Tomorrow I will get up and give thanks for another day and for my family. I start each day on a positive note, and plan for a productive day. I will not sweat the small stuff. Laughter is key to keeping sane, don’t take myself to seriously! Family is always first priority. Slow down, find some quiet time at the end of the day to gather your thoughts.”

Elizabeth Coronado

I work for the school district, this is my 28 year all with Head Start, current position library assistant.. I was a teacher’s assistant for many years and worked with many wonderful teachers which I feel has given me opportunities to learn and observe different teaching styles.
I have been married for 29 years, have three boys. I have spent most of my life caring for my family putting my education on the back burner for many years until last year when I decide to finish.
My interests are gardening, arts and crafts.

How will we live tomorrow?

“We will live in a better planet, if people recycle more and contaminate less to preserve the natural environment of the world. I have faith that tomorrow will be better than today, if we start by taking care of what we eat first and paying close attention on how we treat our planet. We need to take care of our planet, because our planet needs our love, protection and respect. Also, planting more fruits and vegetables in our backyard and buying less processed food will help us live a healthier life and contribute to the environment. We can love our planet by recycling and consuming less energy at home. We can protect our planet by walking or riding bikes more and driving less. We can respect our planet by planting more trees to help purify the contaminated air. If we decide to take this responsibility, together we can fight global warming. Tomorrow can be a better day, if we do our part.”

Diana Diaz

I am Diana Diaz, I try to eat healthy everyday and have my own garden in my backyard. My dad is a doctor in Mexico and my mom is a high school teacher. On May 25, 2015 a powerful tornado hit Acuna, Coahuila, my hometown in only a few seconds. This was the strongest tornado in Mexico’s history. I remember it was six in the morning, it was raining and the thunderstorm would not let me sleep. At around 6:30 the tornado hit the ground and I was really scared, it almost felt as if it was the end of the world. I’m not even kidding. This tragedy made me realize that we are doing something wrong to this planet and it is like the world is trying to tell us something. We need to take care of the world and respect it, or else mother nature will try to eliminate us from it. Because she is the boss after all.

How will we live tomorrow?

“As the years pass the technology advances and scientists create different things. Things that can either help us or hurt the world. I believe we would live in a world that technology will take control over us. For example having something else do the things that we don’t want to do. Like a robot that will do the washing, cleaning, cooking, etc.”

Guadalupe Delgado

I am 22 years old and I love to spend time with my family. I have a 7-month baby girl and she has change my life. She has complete my life and made my life happier. I have been married for almost 3 years and they have been the best years of my life. Spending time with my husband and daughter is what I love to do the most. As well as going out to have dinner, movies, shopping, visiting new places and go out dancing with my husband.

How will we live tomorrow?

“Probably not much different from how we are right now- maybe even worse or something. There may be some breakthroughs in technology, science, etc. but I feel we are still in the infancy of it. It takes time to perfect things and get them to be how we want them to be. I worry about the weather conditions due to global warming. The drastic weather as we are witnessing nowadays. That can affect life as we know it.”

Maria Flores

Looking forward to eventually graduate from Sul Ross with a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and teach elementary kids. I currently work full time for the school district as a secretary. I’m married but no kids yet. Work and school is pretty much what I do. I love to read and like to learn new things.

How will we live tomorrow?

“We live our lives surrounded by technology. We tend to forget to have human interaction just because of all social media accounts and gossip we see online daily. Many live day by day and depending on what happen the day before, predicts the way we will live the following day. For instance, if we had a flat tire which made us late to work the day before, we will say that our whole week is ruined because we had a bad day. We always have to share our whole life stories online and then wonder why we have so many child/adult pedophiles or tragic accidents happening in schools nationwide. We have become so into who we should live our lives by the misleading information in our social media accounts and by celebrities lifestyles always on blast by the news.”

Claudia Felan

I am a mother of a beautiful, smart and a definite duplicate of me 7 year old. I work full time at Academy Sports and Outdoors as a Cashier Team Lead and am enrolled full time in school as well. God willing I will be able to finish my degree by December as a Bilingual generalist Teacher 4-8grade, I am excited for this class because it is very usual unlike other science classes. Your way of teaching is interesting and makes time pass by fairly quickly. I hope to learn some of your ways to make teaching fun and interesting.

How will we live tomorrow?

“We will live tomorrow by waking up and being thankful first and foremost for another day of breathe-life.. We will live everyday with joy aspiring to be healthy, live healthy, and taking in the world around us with it’s beauty. We will live tomorrow appreciating all things with a duty to protect and preserve it-our environment for our children and their children.”

Regina Hernandez

I am a single mother full of joy of life and blessings from God. I come from a loving family that I have passed on to my own. My life experiences are like many, had it’s share of ups and downs. The most rewarding however is when I gave my life to the Lord which seems like yesterday, everyday. My interests are to strive to always be better than the day before. To instill good values and morals in my children, family, reading and to finish school.

How will we live tomorrow?

 

“I feel that by attempting to be more friendly to our environment we could continue to live tomorrow. There are many things that we could do to help. For example we could pick up after ourselves more and dispose certain waste correctly. Everyday we see this problem. Other examples would be taking shorter showers and turning off all the lights when leaving the house. Another good start is to educating our younger generation about how important this topic is. In the end it is all up to us to continue to make these changes big or little in order to better our planet and by that we will continue to live tomorrow.”

Xylina Moctezuma

I’m twenty one years old and from Carrizo Springs, TX. I come from a family of six. I have three siblings, two sisters and one brother. One thing I love doing is watch and go to basketball games. Some of my other favorite hobbies are playing video games and exercising.

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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2 Responses to Profile Response: Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College Students, Del Rio, TX

  1. Jeanne Large says:

    How are you doing?

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    • paulefallon says:

      Very well, thank you very much. I am back in Cambridge and all of my broken bones are heeling on schedule. I will have at least two, probably three or four months of recuperation time. Right now I am cast and braced. In about a month I will begin to start physical therapy.

      I hope all is well with you.

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