As a professional, I hold several professional certifications and have worked in medical, IT, Telecommunications and project management for federal, private and public organizations. I have volunteered my time as a Sunday school teacher and a program/event manager for nonprofit youth organizations in the Washington DC metropolitan area. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and one handsome boy.
Before I became a versatile worker, mother and wife, I was a lost youth filled with hostility that had no outlet.
When I was younger, I was a natural caregiver. This served me well when, due to my parents’ inability to care for us, I had to become a parental figure to my younger sibling. From age 10 to adulthood, I loathed my parent’s emotional and physical absences. I envied the presence of my friends’ parents at different stages and moments of their lives. While I was excelling in school academically, the fight for attention from my parents manifested into aggression and socially, I became combative. What was born out of traumatic experiences was a promise to myself and future children that I would always be present to support them in whatever their endeavors may be. I charged forward in my pursuit of happiness and releasing my aggression by joining an out-of-state military prep-program. The program help shaped me to find my calling as a healthcare worker and eventually an IT project manager.
I was excelling, but my success sat upon a weakened foundation built on trauma.