Hello. My name is Julio Herrera and I am 28 years old. I have one parent (my mother) and three sisters. I was born and grew up in a small town called Tactic in the north of Guatemala; I have lived there my entire life. My family and I have moved to different houses three times over the years, but we have never left Tactic. It is a beautiful place.
I studied in elementary school in a public school. I was a very respectful, friendly, and a good student. As a child I really enjoyed playing with my friends, especially basketball and videogames. Also, I used to ride my bicycle around Tactic and visit my grandmothers and cousins.
I wanted to study chemistry, but I chose business administration instead because I felt that one of the skills that is most difficult to achieve is leadership. I lack confidence and I can be very pessimistic sometimes; that is why I know that if I study this career I will be able to leave that in the past and become a true leader, someone who can control their emotions and make the best decisions.
Of course it was difficult at the beginning because business administration was at first something that did not interest me, but I started loving the career little by little and now I am one of the best students in my class.
My plan for the future is that I would like to create and start my own business, and be the CEO. Through that entrepreneurship I also would like to provide jobs and opportunities for those who need them in my little town. This plan includes helping my family as well. My father passed away 5 years ago, so I want to help my mother support my little sister with her studies, and also help with the household expenses.
Right now, I am teaching English online and I will not stop doing so; it is one of my passions because I feel I am contributing to my town’s development for a better future.