A little piece about me..

Known as “Penny” to my brothers, “Flower” to my friends and Daisy to my mother.  I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and student. I was born in San Diego but raised in the Bay Area. I come from a family of immigrants. My mother risked everything coming to the United States to give my brother and I a better future; to provide us with a world of endless possibilities. I am a first-generation high school and college graduate which I am very proud of.

Growing up, my mom worked endlessly so that my brother and I had everything we needed. I admire her determination and strong work ethic. Having every reason to give up, not once did she show us weakness. I thank her for the many sleepless nights, sacrifices, and for molding me into who I am. Everything  I am and everything I aspire to be is because of her.

Becoming a mother has been the biggest and greatest blessing. I am a mother of two amazing boys, Andrew and James. They are the most important people in my life and everything I do is with them in mind. Being a mom at the young age of 23, has definitely been challenging but rewarding nonetheless. I would not trade it for the world. My little humans are my best friends. My goal in life is to make sure they are proud of me. They are definitely the reason why I decided to pursue my Bachelor’s degree. They give me the motivation and determination I need.