I am a refugee who migrated to the United States in 1986. I escaped my country in 1985 in a small disguised fishing boat. We were on the Atlantic Ocean for five days without adequate food or water. With God's mercy and grace, 198 souls landed on an Indonesia Island safely. I stayed in the refugee camp for one year before migrating to America with my brother.
I thought life was heaven in America, but I soon found out that it was not! I felt so lonely, homesick, and depressed. For over a decade, I was constantly sad about missing my family so much! I felt lost until I found my calling - writing. It has given me a purpose to live happily and productively in the last couple of decades.
In April 2020, I retired from Los Angeles County- Department of Public Social Services for 19 years, and plus of service to the poor, sick, and elders. It was the greatest experience I've ever had! I was humbled and honored to serve the public.
For the second chapter of my life, I'd like to pursue my passion as a writer, public speaker, and cook. To give back to society, I would like to give a helping hand to orphanages, the homeless, and refugees.
I am a mother of two, a nana to my dearest Jayden and a happy wife.