Rodolfo Juárez: I think that perseverance and resilience are the two weapons that you need to reach what you’ve always wanted.

Name: Rodolfo Juárez

Social Media Handle/Username: Twitter @RudolphJuarezL

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Hi! My name is Rodolfo. I’m 32 years old and I’m an English teacher in Mexico. I started my career as an English teacher at the age of 22 or so. Currently I’m working for a private English school called Quick Learning.

I can say that I love to play videogames, listen to rock and metal music and I enjoy watching movies, especially science fiction.

In matters of attitude, I think that I’m sometimes a serious person… Well, that’s the first impression most people get when they start to talk to me, but then they see that I’m a friendly person. Sometimes sarcastic, with dark humor. I’ve got to be honest, I’m a direct person because I always speak my mind. There could be people who like or dislike what I say, but honesty is what characterizes me.

What Inspires You Every day? : Definitely i like to teach English, no matter if it’s at the company I’m working for right now or a different school if that were the case. I think teaching English is one of the easiest things that I have handled easily and explaining things to students is what makes it funny in a certain way.

Some friends of mine have told that I have an announcer voice and that maybe I should try something that has to do with that profession, so, who knows? Maybe that’d be my next step, hahaha.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: I think that perseverance and resilience are the two weapons that you need to reach what you’ve always wanted. No matter if it’s something in a short or long term, just keep going until you achieve it.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : I want to have a joyful and prosperous life next to my future wife, that’s what I wish. And hopefully, a trip to any part of the world very soon since that’s something I’ve wanted for at least 5 or 6 years.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Well, at the beginning it was kind of surprising to get notice that I wouldn’t be able to work at the school I work for, so we would only get paid every two weeks with a regular salary and no bonuses as we were doing practically nothing, that would mean I had to be careful with everything I would use my money for, from going to the supermarket for supplies to spending it on things like a cup of coffee from Starbucks from time to time.

Before all that started, I was coming with the idea of finally saving money for my first trip out of Mexico, but as I said, unfortunately, I wasn’t going to get the same quantity of money so those plans about saving money got stuck. Now, I’m starting over.

There were some rewards, though! Yes! And the biggest one was that thanks to the pandemic I could meet my fiance. Who would’ve said I would meet the girl I am going to get married with due to a pandemic? I feel really, really happy about it.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Guys, I know these have been difficult times to every one in the world, but I know that all of us can keep strong, physically and mentally. Don’t let this stop you from doing whatever you want to accomplish, whether it be to get a new job, spend time on vacation with your family wherever you want (of course, with all the necessary security measures) or invest on that you have always wanted. You can do it. This is just another bump in the road and not the end of the world.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I have been one of those people who has wished that some things of their past had never occurred, but I think that those things happened not because of destiny or something divine, but because I myself caused those things to happen which have led to different events whether I like them or not. Why, am l mentioning this? Well, it’s because I’m trying to tell you to live your present. Learn from those mistakes and see the possible rewards that also those mistakes gave you, for real. Don’t live in the past or in the past of others. The past is the past and period. Everyone has had different events which have led us to the moment and the place where we are right now, and we can be thankful for that.

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