Like everyone, we all have our uphill battles and challenges where sometimes we feel that life handed us a bad deck of cards. However, I refused to let my past become my future.
At age 5, my mother and I fled Cuba by boat to escape the castro regime. We were lost at sea for 6 days where we would be found by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken to Guantanamo bay to live for 5 months. Eventually we were brought to the USA with no resources but a good friends closet to sleep in.
Growing up I always had a dream to become financially free and to one day be able to take care of my mother. After working multiple jobs at a time, starting and failing multiple small businesses, and eventually getting fired from my 40k per year job, I gave myself a shot in the beauty industry.