Hi everyone, thank you for reading my blog! It is my first one. For years, people have asked me to share my story. I am finally opening up to the idea and will share my journey in hopes of helping others.
A brief synopsis : I left home at 18. It was the most heart wrenching decision of my life and sometimes I still wonder if the heartache was worth the cost. I carry so much guilt more than two decades later.
My parents arranged my marriage. I do not blame them for doing so! They are first generation it was what they know and what they thought was best.
Every parent’s goal is to do what is in the best interest of their child. I know mine certainly is!
But this decision was not one I could live with. Since I was three years old I wanted to be a television journalist. So, I left my protected shell and went out on my own. Leaving all my loved ones behind. My parents, my siblings, my aunts and uncles, cousins. The only life I knew.
As many can imagine, it is a very hard and dangerous road for a teen to embark on their own. I was no exception. As time goes by and my bravery builds I will share some of those battles.
I did manage to put my self through college.
I did become a four time Emmy award winning journalist with four additional Emmy nominations. I was even named Journalist of the Year.
But perhaps you can help me figure out-if it was too hefty of a price to pay.
As I write this, I thought leaving home was the most difficult battle I would encounter.
How wrong I was–as I enter a new one that I hope to share.
This blog won’t be limited to my story.
I am humbled to have a very successful broadcasting career.
Lets have fun too! I want to review books, talk about make up and fashion, what kids are interested in. The love of my life is my 11 year old Sammie.
Thank you for getting to know me!
Let the journey begin!