While we were living in Guam, my husband used to be away from home for about a third of each month flying around to Palau and the Philippines for work. It was during those times when the infamous Pacific typhoons would hit our home where I was alone with our 1-year-old daughter at the time. Though it was not easy for me to manage all by myself the “man’s heavy duty work” to protect our home, I feel nostalgic to look back to those days and remember when I was young and could do anything on my own - because I had to.
I kept myself busy with projects even when we were amidst raising our children. From holding and teaching European flower arrangement class, attending and interpreting at international conferences as Vice President of my husband’s company, editing and publishing external and internal newsletters for Duty Free Guam, to directing PR for Pacific Island Club. I sometimes had my husband bring our daughter to work, in an effort to make her feel that she was with her mother.