My Past and My Future

by Marta Timar

Photo of Marta typing her story into a computerMy name is Marta Timar. I was born on May 21st, 1968 in the Hungarian town of Kiskunfelegyhaza. I lived there until I was 18 years old. I attended elementary school and then I attended high school. My favorite subjects were literature, grammar and drawing. I attended a teachers' training college in Baja for 3 years. Then I taught for 2 years in Kiskunfelegyhaza. Then in 1991 I moved to the capital of Hungary, Budapest, where I taught in an elementary school. I taught Hungarian literature, grammar and drawing to children, ages 6 through 10.

I really loved life in Budapest. It is very beautiful town! I made a lot of friends in Budapest. Last summer I met my fiancee there. He is an electrical engineer. He is Roumanian, but when I met him he had a job in Denver, Colorado. He invited me to come to the USA. Just two weeks ago, he asked me to marry him.

I arrived this past February in Denver. Unfortunately, we had to move away from Denver after only 3 weeks, beacuse my fiancee got a new job in Washington. We have been in Arlington now for 2 months.

My future
First I would like to have a child. I would also like to learn English. My teaching certification is not valid in the United States. I would like to teach, but not knowing English is a big disadvantage. I would like to go back to school, but I don't know what I want to study yet. I would like to work. I would like to return to Hungary to visit my parents and my friends in the next year. I would like to own a new house in Arlington or in Alexandria. And eventually, in about ten or fifteen years, I would like to return to Hungary with my husband-to-be and live near my family.

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