Home is where the heart is…

Accomplished one of my huge life goals today. I hope this story inspires.

 

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I was raised in a single parent household on welfare. My mother had me when she was 20 years old. She worked extremely hard at allowing me to pursue my passion for dance. At times when my goals seemed grandeur she amused me and kept supporting me. I could never afford to attend dance conventions to train but I made the most out of the training I received in San Diego by being very disciplined and soaking it all in. In heinsight the training I received was stellar and that was all thanks to the work my mother put in by seeking out the best. To all of my dance teachers and mentors I bow to you.

 

I decided at a young age that I would show my mom gratitude by buying her a house one day. In 2012 I purchased a 4 bedroom house in San Diego for my family (mom, little brother, aunt). I then made another goal to pay it off as fast as I could. Here we are Aug 2016 and it’s paid off!!!! I did it! I’m proud of myself and I’m so grateful to my mother and her sacrifices. Just last year I won an Emmy award for my choreography but that feeling doesn’t compare to how I feel knowing that I gave my mother a place to call home.

 

I want to tell all of you who may get discouraged and feel like you’re climbing an uphill battle, you can do it and anything is possible!

2 thoughts on “Home is where the heart is…

  1. Janelle Cruz

    Thank you for sharing! You have, and continue to be an inspiring leader in our dance community:). I’ll never forget my first class I took at APA with you and taking class at Culture shock SD with some Unity members. ????????

  2. Amy

    What a powerful message about loyalty, hard work and what is really important in life. Kudos for all of your accomplishments and for looking out for your family. Beautiful. Inspirational. Xoxo

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