Moving back is not in his plans

Far from Home – Calogero Regalado, Mexico


Ronald Salas Solomon

Home is where the heart is, and Calogero’s heart is here.

Calogero Regalado has an unusual name and an unusual history. He was born in

Nochistlán, Zacatecas, Mexico. “My hometown is a beautiful place to be in with all of the people there are really generous and grateful,” he said. But it was a place he wasn’t going to stay.

“I moved because I wanted to see what the US awaited,” he said. In April 2007, he and his mother moved to California, but even though he was very young when he came into the United States, he still misses some important parts of his life, like “being on the ranch and horseback riding and playing baseball with all of the kids there,” he said.

He still likes baseball and plays at Armijo. “What I want to do when I graduate is to go visit some family in Texas and then go down to Mexico to play baseball and to have my grandparents see me play baseball,” he said. College might be somewhere close, like UC Davis, or somewhere farther away, like Texas A&M.

Not only does he enjoy playing baseball for Armijo, but he also likes being part of the multimedia program.

While he has no immediate plans to move back to Mexico, he hasn’t ruled it out. “I have plans to visit and maybe life their later in my career,” he said.

He ended the interview with an encouraging quote from James Clear: “If you can get 1% better each day for one year , you’ll end up 37 times better by the time you’re done.”