Dear Alessandra,

What a wonderful, inspiring story! It’s true, change is possible — but only from within, only with hard work, & only on one person: yourself. Of course, like that, the whole world can change, right?! Well, in theory & in hope. 🤞🏼

But by sharing your struggle as well as your success, you give the rest of us heart to go on, to keep struggling & persevering to also become more positive (optimists live longer), be surrounded by positive people (you are the people you surround yourself with, who wants to be with energy vampires & doom sayers?) & look forward to a better, brighter tomorrow!

Thank you! Keep writing!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.