It’s crazy to think that I’m a woman now... I made it to the age of 23..! When I was younger, I always had huge dreams that are now becoming reality.
There were times my siblings and I had nothing but each other. Times we had no food, hot water, nor electricity. Times we had to do our homework before the sun went down, fill buckets with water from the neighbor’s hose to bathe in, sleep in the car, while wondering if my mom would ever come home.
We would fight with each other out of frustration—feeling that no one could help us. Little did we know, all we needed was our strength, love, and will. We wanted more and we fought for it all . I’m grateful to say I’m here today because I am a strong woman who didn’t let anyone tell me I “could not”, and “would not.” I now get to chase my dreams, learn about new cultures, and expand my contributions to communities I never thought I could reach. Happy 23rd Birthday to me , I’m glad I found myself ❤️