I was raised in Downey, Ca where I grew up in a melting pot of races, cultures and diverse populations. My parents are non-racially biased and taught me from a young age to never judge people based on the color of their skin, their religion, socioeconomic status or any disability. My father especially taught me to love all people no matter if they were poor or rich and this remains with me today.
I have been married for twenty-six years to the same wonderful man who has stood by me through everything that has been thrown our way and we have three beautiful children. I earned my Master’s Degree in Psychology after the Schizophrenia diagnosis and worked in the mental health field as a therapist intern for four years. Eventually the stress from this job was too much and caused me to have a relapse even though I greatly enjoyed the work I was doing. At this point I stopped working in the traditional sense, and instead took on the role of part time caregiver to my elderly parents. I have also finished my book which took me eight years, I have maintained a blog, and have focused on my duties as a homemaker and mother.
I am reentering the workforce this fall to teach a Sociology course at a local community college. I am excited to have the opportunity to teach college students about new cultures and schools of thought. Hopefully, I will be able to impart to them a real sense of respect and knowledge of other societies that differ from our own.
Well, teaching didn’t work out, God’s will be done for now. Not going to try to work again, just remain on permanent disability and write, write, write…
For now that is all I can do and I obey God’s will in all things, at least I try!