1. When you look back at your childhood dreams, has your life gone in the direction you expected? No but not that that is a bad thing. I couldn’t have imagined this life. I, like most children had so many dreams; I wanted to be a jockey, a doctor, a nurse, an actress, an artist, the list goes on and on. I am none of those things.
2. What were the three most life changing events in your life? How did they shape who you are?
1- The death of my mother at 12. Watching the cancer take over her body and taking care of her taught me that I want to enjoy every day. It taught me how not to waste time stressing the small stuff and also to live each day with peace and love in your heart because in the long run that is all that matters.
2- The death of my grandmother in 1991. Losing her taught me that being afraid of life and what can possibly happen doesn’t really prepare you for the worst. It was also another lesson in living every day as if it were your last. Saying everything you want to say because there isn’t always time to tell people how much you love them. More importantly, it reinstated my faith in a high power. My grandmother (dad’s mom) and my mom both have the same birth and death date which beside it being quite the coincidence when you think there was 25+ years between them it is also quite interesting. How and why would this happen? Was someone trying to prove something to us? Was it a way to make the second blow easier, knowing that in the long run we will all be together? I may never know but I do hope that when it is my time they are both waiting for me on the other side.
3- The birth of my son (my first baby). I get pregnant when I was 34, not because we had been trying for long and not because I wasn’t sure if I wanted a baby but because I didn’t think my husband was ready or interested. When we finally decided, we were lucky in the fact that it took 3 months. Having my son and meeting him for the first time was amazing. It felt like I finally knew my real purpose. Being a mom is what I wanted and I was finally getting my chance to hear the word Mommy and to have someone who made me feel closer to my husband, my mother and my grandmother for without any of them, my son would not be here.
3. Is there anything you would drastically change about your life or are you content with where your life has taken you? I wouldn’t change anything. I like who I am, I love the country I live in, I adore my family and friends. I wish I saw a lot of them more. I chose not to dwell on things that don’t matter in the long run and I love everyday that I am allowed to roam this beautiful planet.
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