As a young girl, I had the opportunity to travel over deserts and seas with my family. My parents encouraged me to be open minded in regards to different cultures and ways around the world.
The day I told my parents I wanted to live in Spain, their ideology changed. “Focus on your studies,” “It is not safe out there,” and “We have shielded you from a lot of things” was their answer. I was baffled by this response because they led me to believe that they were open to me doing different things. I later came to realize that it was just fear. Fear of the unknown.