Who am I?
1) I am many things...many roles. It's complex but you can read my blog to find out more about me.
2) I’m married to the kindest, most loving man I know, and we have three beautiful daughters. We live in Wisconsin. (Go Packers!)
3) I’m Hmong-American. What is “Ha-mong,” you might be wondering? It’s actually pronounced “mong.” We’re not from Mongolia though. My parents are refugees who came to the U.S. after escaping Laos. We’re not Laotians either. Many historians say the Hmongs originally came from China, but we’re not Chinese either. Confused? Don’t worry. Me too.
4) What's my job? I guess you can say that I harvest beautiful minds and malcontents.
5) I love writing. Most people don’t, but it’s my passion. It’s my ultimate dream job. What’s yours?
6) This blog is hopefully part of the process that’ll get me to reach my writing goal; it's my "training ground." While I’ve had a few publications to my credit, I don’t feel anywhere close to BECOMING a writer. Time is an issue when you’re busy with family and with teaching writing instead of practicing it yourself. I also lack motivation to write regularly and need something/someone to hold me accountable. This blog might just be the tool. Actually, it’s not so much this blog, but you, the reader. Will you be the stick to prod me along? You can do so by subscribing, reading my posts, sharing them with others, and leaving me comments.
7) I generally write about three topics in this blog: life, education, and politics. In particular, I like to write about my own personal experiences and relate it to others and the world.
8) It’s with some apprehension that I share aspects of my life and views with you. In “real” life, I’m a very private person. So it’s a little out of the norm for me, but I’ve decided to do it, despite some fears and reservations. It’s a choice I made guided by the hope that I’ll accomplish my dream of being able to call myself a writer (read my post about decisions and hope).
Visit my other blog: All Things Hmong-American