I am unquestionably drawn to the community and I get great satisfaction in assisting those in need. I also recognize the importance of being a role model for my son and daughter (age 5&6). I traveled to Mexico on a mission’s trip with my church and stayed in an orphanage that housed approximately 120 children whose parents couldn’t care for them for many different reasons. I got great satisfaction in that environment, being able to show love to these children who were fortunate enough to make it to the orphanage.
On the lengthy drive home from that trip, something struck me directly in my heart. I knew then I was given a gift that not everyone has, the gift to communicate with others passionately with love. If I was given the opportunity to make a living while doing something I was passionate about it would be working with young children who were not as fortunate as I was to be loved by my parents. Opening an orphanage in the Bay Area that would accept children without parents/guardians to provide them the foundation needed to thrive in the community. I believe this would change the world by planting dreams into these young children’s hearts to show them anything is possible. This would lead to less violence in our youth because they would be busy living out their visions. While living out my dream, I could only hope to inspire my children to follow in my footsteps.