Enjoy the journey. No matter what life gives you at the moment, savor it because it will pass like everything else in life. Every minute of your life is unique and you won’t get to experience it ever again.
Who had the most influence on your life?
My grandmother. She was the only person in my life to tell me to believe in myself when I was a kid. That has helped me throughout my life.
What was your greatest moment?
When I finally decided to take control of my life. I lost 120 pounds and I learned what self-respect really meant.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up I want to be a world traveler!
What did you admire most about your mother/father/parents?
I really admire my mother for raising two hard-to-control kids all by herself trying to survive in a foreign country where she didn’t speak the language. I will always respect her for that.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
I would look at myself straight in the eye and say, “You are a beautiful person and the most important thing is to love yourself. ”
Share something you learned at your day job that applies to life in general.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes because that’s when you learn the most.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Great question actually. I would be 39 because I feel that’s my “real” age.
What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
If I could, I would take away the feeling of “fear”. Fear of the unknown, fear of difference, fear of being hurt, fear of failure, fear of your neighbor. I believe fear is the root of many problems in the world. I know it might sound simplistic, but I belive that If we could just choose “love” over “fear”, the world would be a better place.