Reconstruction Essay

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It was November 29 of 2011; I was checking my e-mail and Facebook as usual before start working when I saw an e-mail from Au Pair Care Program, asking me to book my flight back to Brazil. I was an exchange student of twenty one years old that was living with an American family, taking care of their kids and managing their house while studying English. I was living with my host family for a year and a half already and my contract was over on January 2012. I would say that I was conformed that I was going back but not hundred per cent happy. In reality I was just tired of taking care of kids and being mistreated by my host family. But at the same I was nervous because I had a very sweet ...view middle of the document...

I’ve heard from my Brazilian friends that dated American guys that they are somehow colder than Brazilians; they do not show much of affection I guess, yet my boyfriend was Indian. We were together since August of 2011, basically just four months together, I guess I was just exaggerating or expecting too much from a fresh relationship. By the end of the day, my boyfriend called me saying that he was outside of my host family’s house and if he could see me. He used to sneak in to my room after my host dad goes to bed on week days. That night he was being very romantic and made me feel more secure about our relationship. He made me sleep and left before someone wakes up in the house.
The next day I woke up around 7am to take the kids to school and go to my favorite place on earth, the gym. Since I came to United States, the only place I used to feel free from problems and frustrations in life is at the gym. I used to work out 3 hours straight every morning and I still do, but do not you dare to disturb me in the gym, otherwise I can get really angry. Even, my boyfriend knowing this, called me in the middle of my work out saying that he was outside of the gym and he had something really important to say. Let’s be realistic, when a guy say something like that he is probably going to break up with you and since I was mad already because of my work out, I just wanted to explode the whole freaking world.
I met him at the parking lot of the gym and already told him in a very mean way that I did not have time for him today because I had to do groceries for the family before picking the kids from school. His answer was, I can go to the groceries store with you and then take you home. I agreed with him just to be polite because angry and upset on the inside. When we get home, I was taking the groceries from the Trader Joe’s bag and talking to him. As my hands went inside the last bag, I found a jewelry box. I was shocked; I was scared to open that little tiny box and do not know what to do or what to say. He said, “Open it,” and I did, it was the most beautiful and cute ring ever. I looked at him confused; I did not know if it was a proposal or just a beautiful gift. Then, he asked me, “Would you marry me?” Yeah, it was a proposal for sure. My heart was screaming with happiness and wanted to say yes,...

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