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.