English 1121 Journey

In “It’s hard enough being me” the theme is struggle. What she describes in her short story is struggle and how she over comes her struggle. As she said in the essay, it took her over 20 years to listen to the advice that someone once gave her, telling her to be herself. To learn to be herself. Anna Lisa Raya was born Mexican and Puerto Rican in Los Angeles. She was around everyone who was the same race as her. Like she said, “In El Sereno I felt like I was part of a majority, whereas at the college I am a minority”. In a way, it’s all about knowing what you want and who you are in life so therefore you can be able to be that person you want to be in the long run.

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