Before COVID hit, I used to regularly visit my family in the USA and Peru. It took nearly 2 years to finally see my daughter, meet my furry grandson and almost three years to spend Christmas together with my husband and our children. Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to see my mom and family in Peru. Because COVID, Last year I started working on my plan to gain more flexibility on my job, so that I can be closer to my family. 2021 was a year when I started to redesigning my website and crystallized one of my inner wished to publish a children's book: "Lou and his Mane", and to finish my second book (coming out shortly) Also in 2021 I started to walk more around my neighborhood, discovering hidden treasures, and appreciating more the beauty of Vancouver. I even bought an electric bike that I have not yet tried. But out of all the things I managed to do this 2021, despite COVID and because COVID, the most important thing was seeing my family together at least for a few days. Here is to a better 2022 with less COVID, more family reunions and more fulfill dreams.
"A writer is a writer nor because she writes well and easily because she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise you keep writing anyway."
Janet Diaz, Professor of Writing.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008"— Emma Ugarelli