#WhenIWas15, my dream was to be a teacher. But in my heart, I knew that all I wanted to do was to write.

◈ At 20, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and I fulfilled my dream of becoming a teacher.

◈ At 21, I got married, which was one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made.

◈ At 30, I created my #LinkedIn profile. But nothing happened.  Unfortunately, like many LinkedIn members, I had no idea how to make LinkedIn work.

Then I discovered #freelancing.  As a moonlighter, I was teaching college students from 8-5, teaching ESL students from 6-9 p.m., 3x a week, and writing the whole night when I had writing gigs. 

◈ At 32, I left the academia to start working from home as a full-time freelance writer and editor.

◈ At 36, I started being active on LinkedIn. Since then, I’ve been here every single day.  While most people think LinkedIn is boring, I thought it was fun to be here.


I was attracting opportunities I didn’t even imagine would come my way.

Three years later, I began to take LinkedIn publishing seriously.

And because of my LinkedIn presence and a 1,672-word article I published here on LinkedIn, my life changed #forever.

So with so much #gratitude, I wish LinkedIn many more years of success! Happy 15th birthday! ❤️

This is a SHORT-FORM CONTENT I published on LinkedIn.

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