Able to Get Off the Sidelines is a Blessing

Updated: Nov 12, 2021

I used to be the person who sat contemplating life on the sidelines. Worrying that people would judge me for speaking my voice, living my truth. I wonder how many of us out there are going through the same feelings as I did.

What if I told you that it's never too late to live the life you have envisioned for yourself? Would you believe me? Well, You have to try it to believe it.

When I decided to step off the sidelines and write my book, I went from rut dwelling to risk-taking, and it caused massive anxiety, knowing I had to step into a place of rawness and vulnerability. However, those are the moments of living my authentic truth. The focus of helping others to find hope and strength through my story makes my narrative change. My perspective shifted. I became free!

It has been a rewarding year since my memoir was published.

I have connected to people near and far across the globe. We exchange stories, laughter, and lots of tears. We encourage each other to get off the sidelines to live the free life that we deserve.

November is a month of gratitude. I want to take this chance to thank YOU, my family, my readers, and my community for your constant support. I am grateful for many opportunities to speak, give presentations, and be interviewed in the United States and abroad.

Below are a few of my activities in October:

A South China Morning Post article was in printed newspapers in Hong Kong and online in Singapore.

I got to give a virtual presentation at the Verona Senior Center in Wisconsin.