Thursday, May 29, 2008

The story of my life.

Hi there.

Today I decided to write a little bit about me, as I promised to a long time ago, and never did.

I’m going to start by telling you the reason why I haven’t blogged lately.
I said before that I’m very optimistic and for the last few weeks I just don’t feel that way.
I was having problems at work and looking for something else, and at my age it is not something that I was planing on doing. I was planning on retiring from my current job, because I was very happy until a few months ago.
I do billing at a local Hospital, and even though my bosses like me a lot, my Director decided to pick on me. (She always has a target, and I guess it was my turn.) The thing is I'm Portuguese
and you just don’t mess with me when it comes to work. I’m very proud and I know I do a good job, so, don’t come and tell me that I’m not doing the best I can just because we’re over worked and can’t follow up on everything.
Anyway, enough talking about that, I went on an interview and I'll start my new job at another Hospital on Monday, June 2nd, and I believe that I’m going to like it after the first couple days
I will be a Happy Camper again.
The money i s better and I know that everything happens for a reason, so I'm looking forward to star.

Now lets talk about my past.

I was born in the Azores, Portugal, moved to Luanda, Angola, Africa when I was 10 years old. My parents decided to go there so my brother, sister and I could have a better chance at life.

(Fish men, Luanda bay)

Angola was a Portuguese Colony and the language spoken there was Portuguese.
I went to school there, got married and Karina was born.

Angola became independent, and we had to leave, when Karina was only 9 months old.
We came to Portugal, the mainland where my husband was from, but I could never adapt because I did not feel welcome or at home, my home was Angola.

Needless to say that I was very happy when I found out that my father had a sister living on USA and my parents decided to come here.

They called for us 5 years later and here we are.

It wasn’t easy at all when we first came.

I was 30 years old and struggled with the English language for a long time, I’m still not perfect, but I know enough to get through and I’m very proud of who I became and what I have accomplished.

I had my son "D" a year before we came to the States.

My kids are 9 years apart but it worked out pretty well because they never had those big fights that siblings do (I know I did) because Karina always looked out for her brother like he was her own kid and until this day they’re the closest siblings I know.The thing that I’m most proud of, in life, is my kids (like every other mother of course).

My Father lives with us since my Mother passed away 8 years ago from cancer.
But this is a whole other story that I’m not going to get into right now.
I have to leave something for another blog, don’t you think?
I hope I didn’t bore you too much and once again thanks for coming to read my blog. I’m enjoying having all of you in my life and if you need anything from this poor soul I’m here for you.

(my father and older brother)

Once again, thank for visiting and I'll keep you posted. hopefully more often now.


Pamela said...

You are my hero. I want to find a different job, too. I just don't have the gumption to walk away at this age in my life.

Send me your self esteem!

Rose said...

Pamela you're the reason I love blogging. Comments like that make my day. I'm sure you have self esteem you just have to believe in yourself and don't let anybody tell you otherwise, and, anything you put your mind to, you can do.

ChrisB said...

It is so interesting to learn a little more about you. Good luck in the new job, not that I think you need it (luck I mean), you sound a confident lady to me.

A Spot of T said...

It is SO nice to see you blogging again :o) I loved reading your story! I have been a stay at home mom for 19 years now and with my youngest graduating high school next year, I feel a little lost some days. For 19 years I have focused on nothing but them and now I have time to focus on myself. I'm loving it but when it comes to getting a job I am scared to bits. I will have to take some courses to get caught up with the computer world but I'm really looking forward to it. So I'm glad I read this and say congratulations to you on finding another job. Reading your post has given me some much needed incentive to get out there and achieve anything I set my mind to doing :o)

Julia Smith said...

You should enjoy your incredible accomplishment in finding another job and not staying where you are not appreciated. Life is too precious to have someone rain on your parade.

Karina said...

Mom, this was a great post, but that baby picture of me? MAN, I was a FAT baby huh? it!

Joy T. said...

I haven't seen a post from you in awhile in my feed so I thought I would stop by to say 'hi' and I'm thinking about you :o) Hope all is well.

PBNJM said...

Hi Tia, loved looking at your pictures. Did you get my email? Adrien looks a lot like that picture you have of Dany when he was little. I have a blog now, check it out! Kisses, Paula

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