My Amazing Host Family

Saravia shares a bit about her homestay and how they have helped her adjust to Seattle. She wrote this in her own English!

I would love to share a little a little about who my host family is. Especially because because they have been excellent people with me. Because they make me feel welcome at home, I am treated more like a daughter and sister. And that makes me feel very good.

Katie: was the first person of this family I met. She was in my country and we met because she is the director of the NPH offices in seattle. She spent a week in Honduras and we talked a lot. She decided that she wanted to be my godmother and that she wanted to support me in my studies and in my life in general. Since then, we have been in contact for many years. Eight years to be exact

Laura: Laura is the wife of my godmother Katie. Laura is originally from Seattle. She is a person who has a lot of patience and that impresses me a lot. She is also very motherly in every way, she knows how to take good care of people and has very noble heart. She is really smart.

Nicholas: He is 9 years old, he is a very cute and very intelligent boy. Nicholas loves sports like me –that’s why we have a good connection because we share things in common. He is a really good soccer player, he plays as a goalkeeper.

Rory (Aurora): Rory she is 9 years old too. She and Nicholas are twins. Rory is a very intelligent girl. When I see her, I think of the great future she will have in her life. She loves to read most of the time she is reading, I think she has read more than any other adult in their life. Also, she has a very strong personality. That’s what i like most about her, because it is how we identify ourselves. She always what she thinks and i like that too, for many girls with the same age i think she is too mature.

Willa: she is 3 years old. She is the most beautiful kid that exists. Thanks to her, children have started to like me more. She is a very cute an funny girl she makes each of my days the best. Willa makes me feel welcome and loved, and I really like it.

I am very grateful to be part of this family and grateful that they are part of my life and my NPH family.

Free Time in Seattle!

Jimmy decided to share a bit about what his free time in Seattle looks like. He shares about some unique opportunities! He wrote this in his own English. 

My free time here in Seattle has been very fun and relaxing at the same time. First of all, because I´ve shared with my brothers and sisters who are also leadership students and friends who are from Seattle as well. I have learned that skiing that is something super fun and I feel pleased because for me it is a unique experience and I also feel grateful with those who made that possible.

I also had a good time bowling with the other students, Jacqueline, and with the mentors who are super fun people, so I feel grateful with them too. Sometimes I have gone to watch movies to the theater with some of the guys of the group(students) and for me that is one of the good ways to enjoy the youth, and other words this is one of the good ways to be a young man, having fun.

With my family (The Hart family) I learned how to play Golf. At the beginning I did not know how to do it, but they taught me, so I could play pretty good, that experience was unforgettable for me because I had never played that game and I feel so grateful with my family because I am pretty sure they want me to have fun, so this is one more experience on my list.

In conclusion, I have taken advantage of my free time with those surround me, and I do not want to keep mentioning more good and fun experiences because I wouldn’t be able to stop. One person from Seattle and who also is very special to me, told me: YOU HAVE TO HAVE FUN, BUT ALSO YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD, that´s something that I´ll never forget, that makes feel that I have to learn  to have balance in my life.

 

Spanish:

Mi tiempo libre aquí en Seattle ha sido muy divertido y relajado a la misma vez. Primero que todo,  porque comparto con mis hermanos  que también son parte del programa de Leadership institute y otros amigos de aquí de Seattle. He aprendido a esquiar que es algo súper divertido y me siento muy complacido de haber vivido esa experiencia tan única, también agradecido con las personas que hicieron que esa experiencia fuera posible.

              También tuve un tiempo muy divertido jugando bowling con todo el grupo(estudiantes), Jacqueline y los mentores que son súper divertidos, de la misma manera estoy muy agradecido con ellos. En ciertas ocasiones he ido a ver película al cine con algunos chicos del grupo, que para mí es algo súper relajado y una muy buena manera de ser joven o en otras palabras disfrutar de mi juventud.

              Con MI familia(La familia Hart ) aprendí a jugar Golf, al inicio no sabía cómo hacerlo, pero ellos me enseñaron y al final termine jugando muy bien, eso realmente fue algo inolvidable para mi, muy agradecido con mi familia, porque nunca lo había jugado y hacer que me divierta, ya es una  experiencia más en mi lista, 

              En conclusión, siento que aprovechado mi tiempo libre con las personas que me rodean, ya no sigo mencionando mas experiencias porque si no, no termino, pero algo que tengo muy claro y que nunca se me olvida es un frase que una  persona muy especial para mi aquí en Seattle me dijo una vez es: HAY QUE DIVERTISE, PERO TAMBIEN HAY QUE TRABAJAR MUY DURO, esto me lleva a pensar a que tengo que tener balance  en mi vida.