THE STORY OF MY LIFE
My name is Yeidi Aceneth Ospina Giraldo; my favorite name is Yeidi. I was born on June 06, 1988 in the municipality of Milan – Caquetá, located on the banks of river Orteguaza; in southeastern of Florencia the capital of this department. I lived in a farm during my first years; I have lived in the city since my nine years. I like to dance, listen to music, read about interesting topics, and know new thing and places. My parents are Rodrigo Ospina Cardona and Maria Aceneth Giraldo Zuluaga, who have dedicated their
I began my elementary school when I
lives to their children and grandchildren. I
was nine years old at the school Los Alpes,
am the younger of two brothers and two
now Educational Institution Los Andes;
sisters, their names are Faiber Giraldo
because of the schools in farms are very far.
Zuluaga, Rosa Yineth Ospina Giraldo, Juan
I studied in that school by four years but I
de la Cruz Ospina Giraldo and Cenaida
never received English classes. I made my
Ospina Giraldo; all my siblings have given
first communion when I was ten Years old.
me nieces and nephews since seventeen
One year later, when I was eleven years old,
years ago. I am mother of Ashley Nikol
my family and I went to live to Flandes –
Quintero Ospina since three year ago.
Tolima where I took my fifth year, at
Currently, I live in my parents’ home with
Educational Institution General Santander, in
my daughter in Florencia known as Golden
that school took my first English classes. In
Gate of the Colombian Amazon.
2001, I started my studies in high school in Girardot Cundinamarca, located next to Flandes Tolima. Those towns are separated by Magdalena River and they are
communicated through two bridges. I took
something about professional life.
particular English Classes on Saturdays by
Consequently, I decided to be an accountant
two hours. My family and I lived there by
but then I get discouraged.
two years and then we came back to Florencia. During my childhood wanted to be a teacher but in that time I did not know what wanted to teach. I studied in Educational Institution Los Andes since 2002 until 2004. During those years, I had two different English teachers a strict woman and a man. They taught me in a traditional way. I enjoyed those years with my classmates; one of the meaningful experiences was a trip to San
The following day that I finished my
Agustin Arqueological Park. In 2003, my
studies in the high school, I travelled to
parents made a party for celebrating my
Bogota city in order to care my older sister
fifteenth birthday, many people participated
because she was very sick. Moreover, I
in it. I enjoyed a lot my birthday and
wanted to study in District University but I
received many presents. Then I decided to
did not pass. Some months later, I began to
change to another school because I wanted
study in SENA Regional Distrito Capital
to learn new thing and know new people too.
(Centro de Gestión de Mercados Logística y
I realized that was a good decision; in
Tecnologías de la Información) in order to
Educational Institution San Francisco de
achieve the tittle of Tecnico en Operaciones
Asis, there was another focus in the last two
Comerciales en Almacenes de Cadena.
years of teaching. I chose be general
While I worked to Eficacia (a temporary
secretary. Two years later, I obtained my
work) as practicing. Thus, I worked in 3M
tittle of technical degree in general
Colombia as assistant of an employee of
secretariat, at the same time, I finished my
Eficacia from Tuesday to Friday, and I
studies in the high school. For that reason, I
worked in superstores on weekend. After one
work in Electrocaquetá Company as an
year, I obtained the tittle as technical.
intern. It was a great experience; I learnt
Immediately, I finished my classes in SENA,
I started to study English in Colombo Americano but I could not continue because the studies in that institution are very expensive; I just studied there for two months. At the end of 2008, I took a decision about my life and my future; I decided to study English at Amazonia University. I came back to Florencia at the beginning of 2009 and began to study my career. My first semester was very easy because I was the knowledge required. During my second semester, I realized that I was pregnant. Thus, I studied while my baby grew inside me. At the fourth semester, I got my first experience as a teacher in a Santa Helena Primary School as a practicing. In 2011, I work as a teacher in an academy by some days. In seventh semester, I had to go observing to a classmate in order to learn through the observation how would be my own experience as a teacher in a public school. The practice as a teacher in a public school was very helpful for me; I know that I am shy to speak in public but if I have doubts about something, I look for information for clarifying my doubts. In this moment, I am undergraduate in the Amazonia University yet.