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COVID-19: How Can We Live An Everyday Legacy During This Pandemic?

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March 18, 2020
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COVID-19 brings a lot of changes and panic to most of us around the world. Even before there was a confirmed case in our area, the media exaggerated the situation. The people in our community panicked and bought months worth of supplies, way more than they needed, leaving some of the rest of us nothing. Businesses and entrepreneurs have had to close down their stores. As part of society, we have to do our part to limit the spread of this pandemic. 

With 90% of society shut down, average citizens have to work from home and or currently have no work. The children are home from school, and we don’t know when school will open again. If you are a parent home with your kids right now, you might be looking for some activities to keep them busy.

I want to be honest with you guys — in our home, I let the kids loose. I want them to learn some creativity on their own, to think of something they enjoy doing, and to exercise their imagination. I want them to create something they can be proud of and say, “Hey, mom and dad, I did this just now.” I want them to say, “This is what we learned from the experiment or play we did.” I have strong-willed kids, and it works for all of us to give them this option. Nate and I are not helicoptering parents. We both grew up with this type of parenting. Nate has his style of parenting that he got from his parents, and I have mine. As is true with most couples, I don’t always agree with Nate and think some of his parenting techniques are negative, but we learn and grow, and hopefully, all get better at the challenging job of being a parent.

 

The World Against COVID-19

 

COVID-19

COVID-19 scares many people around the world. For me, I think we have nothing to be afraid of. Just follow what our health care providers and government leaders instruct us to do as a concerned member of society. That’s the best thing we can do: obey what our leaders are telling us to do.

 

 

COVID-19 And What’s About It?

COVID-19 has created a lot of chaos, not only for the small community where it began but also around the world. This current outbreak started in Wuhan China, and now it has spread throughout the world, from Asia to Europe to North America. It’s crazy how fast this virus has spread from one person to another. The concern is that our medical care providers and hospitals will not be able to accommodate all the people infected. To minimize the spread of this virus, the government has enacted preventative measures.

Healthcare professionals and the internet are giving us a list of symptoms to help us identify this illness. But the only way to know for sure is to be tested for COVID-19. In our area, testing for COVID-19 is a priority for people who have traveled outside the country or who have had contact with an infected person. I also know it’s possible to be infected and have no symptoms of the disease. 

 

CORONAVIRUS

What Are You Doing In This Pandemic?

What are you doing in this pandemic? My answer is, “I am lazy.” I made this crisis a reason not to work so hard on my blog like I usually do. What does being lazy mean? For me, it means I have more time to read the Bible, pray, and read books. It means I don’t need to worry so much about my blog traffic and what needs to be done. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, and there are lots of things to do to run your business. But this pandemic gives me time to slow down and rejuvenate personally. 

I believe all can work together for good! Katie, a publishing company, sent me a message earlier this month asking if I wanted to do giveaways of the book Everyday Legacy: Reasons For Living With Purpose, Right Now. The title of the book captured my attention, making me want to read it. She asked me if I was willing to review the book or make it a giveaway. I told her I would do both — review it and do the giveaway if the book resonates with me. I am thankful that Katie chose me and trusted me to read this book and give it to one of my readers.

 

Corona Virus

 

Everyday Legacy: Reasons For Living With Purpose, Right Now

This book is right on time, in the middle of this world crisis. The author is a funeral director who has worked in the industry for two decades. His book teaches how to live and practice leaving an everyday legacy instead of only leaving a legacy when we die. 

I, as a granddaughter of a person who served as a Barangay Captain for decades and served the community throughout his life, I feel that the two realities are connected. You can’t leave a legacy if you are not living it every day while you’re still alive.

I admire the authors’ honesty and bravery in sharing his emotions. His vulnerability invites readers to connect with him and explore their perspectives on life. He tackles ego, grace, laziness, and much more. With what’s going on with our world right now, how can we find our purpose?


 

How Can We Live With A Purpose?

Think of how you would like people to remember you. What are you good at? Listen to what God wants you to do because if you have a divine purpose and it is your destiny, no matter how much you try to find your own path, God will lead you to where you need to be.

COVID-19 has brought chaos to the world right now! How can we live in everyday legacy? How can we help our community? What is our purpose in life? What are we called to do in this time of need? Do we need to be a President or a government official to live in legacy? My answer is no! Each one of us has his own calling, his own purpose, his own strengths and weaknesses, his own passions he is good at.

 

 What is My Purpose?

I believe that my purpose is to share and inspire young children to follow the right path despite chaos and struggles in their lives. I want to give children hope and encourage them to keep pushing forward no matter how slow they think they are moving. 

God wants me to speak up and share my gift with everyone. Some people think I’m crazy, but I can sense God and hear Him. I know if He has a message that He wants me to share. Sometimes I am scared and have doubts that it’s just my own mind and not a message from God, but with what is happening now, I am convinced more than ever of my purpose.

Medical Health Care

 

How Can We Live In Legacy With This Pandemic?

  • If you are in the government, a healthcare provider, volunteer, in the hospitality and tourism industry, work with all your heart to show compassion to everyone.
  • Be a prayer warrior and if you have a gift like mine, don’t doubt it, instead, preach it.
  • Every person can live in legacy by caring and sharing with others. 
  • Ordinary citizens can live in legacy by obeying the laws and listening to the government’s pleas.
  • If you are a business owner or entrepreneur and have the financial capacity to help in this crisis, donate goods. Please don’t buy in bulk and sell it at a higher price. It is not what you would like people to remember you for, right? Please let the poor and the median income people have food and other necessities for the coming days. 

 

                 

 

 

Conclusion

Leaving a legacy is how we live every day with legacy while we are still alive. An everyday legacy is how we connect with others in our daily life. Everyday legacy is an eye-opener to those who do not know their purpose yet or for those who do not practice everyday legacy. This concept is an excellent reminder for all of us to live in kindness, compassion, and grace for others.

 

Disclaimer: All ideas are mine if you need more information about COVID-19 please visit the CDC website.

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  1. Reply

    Denise Gardiner

    March 19, 2020

    So well presented April, and such a postive way to express what is going on in the world right now! Yes, life will be different and hardships will continue for a while, but if we unite and work together we will survive and become stronger and be a more compassionate world though all this. Thank you for sharing this inspiring post!

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      April

      March 19, 2020

      Thanks for reading. Yes, we can get through all this.

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    Lisa Marie Alioto

    March 20, 2020

    Love your comment about sharing and caring for others!! Great informative article!

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      April

      March 20, 2020

      Thank you, Lisa!

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    Sissy

    March 20, 2020

    As a homestead mama, times like this are my purposes. We are getting sets ready for the garden, making art, eating homemade bread, and building compost bins.

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      April

      March 20, 2020

      Yes, that’s a lot of fun. It’s good to do while we’re at home instead of being always stock inside our home. Keep safe!

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    Sharon Green

    March 20, 2020

    This is an incredible article! So very well written and I enjoyed reading it. Your message really resonantes with me. Thank you for sharing!

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      April

      March 20, 2020

      You are welcome Sharon and I enjoyed your vulnerable post too.

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    Farrah

    March 20, 2020

    Great post! I’m in health care, so definitely still going to work every day. My routine has mostly changed in regards to my evening activities (or now sorta lack thereof)–I’m really worried about small businesses so I’m trying to do takeout orders from them or buy gift cards from them so they’ll still get some business during this time. We’re all in this together!

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      April

      March 20, 2020

      Please be safe, Farrah, and yes, we are all in this together! As long as we helped each other, we can get through this faster!

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    Beth Elkassih

    March 20, 2020

    Thanks for sharing this vital information about the C-Virus. I especially loved seeing the photo of the world wrapped in plastic wrap! Take care.

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      April

      March 20, 2020

      Thank you for stopping by Beth. You too, and your family take care.

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    Denise Gardiner

    March 20, 2020

    Great post April! As usual you give such a detailed post on the coronavirus. I have to say it is the best article I have read on this anywhere!! People are scared and want answers they can count on in dealing with this, and you are displaying so much they need to know and give them solace! Thank you for sharing!

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      April

      March 20, 2020

      Thank you for your kind words, Mrs. Denise, I appreciate your support all the time. Take care always and stay safe!

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    Jill DeMasi

    March 23, 2020

    Thanks for spreading hope! God does have a divine plan for all of us. I am using this time to learn and pray more and read more. Stay healthy 😉

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      April

      March 23, 2020

      True! Thank you.

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    Hillari

    March 23, 2020

    I really love the book resource that you listed! I am always looking for new books to read, so I love when I encounter them through other means and recommendations. Thank you so much for writing about such an important topic right now – we all need to hear it!

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    Debbie

    March 23, 2020

    This is something to really focus on. Thanks for sharing!

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      April

      March 23, 2020

      You are welcome!

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    Tiffany

    March 23, 2020

    Everyone can make a difference and be part of their legacy during this pandemic.

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      April

      March 23, 2020

      I agree!

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    Lisa Manderino

    March 23, 2020

    This all rings true! Prayer warrior, listen to the governor, and make your legacy!

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    Diane Kurzava

    March 23, 2020

    I love your call in the midst of chaos. Sure wish more people would adopt this attitude. Not much we can do about it so taking the previous down time we’ve been given to rejuvenate, reconnect (skype) and relax will make is stronger when all is said and done.

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      April

      March 23, 2020

      Yes, and thank you for your kind comment. I hope you are near with your love ones.

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    Brianna

    March 23, 2020

    Thank you for this post, good to hear your getting some rest throughout this period of social distancing

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      April

      March 23, 2020

      You are welcome!

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    Sandi

    March 23, 2020

    Rules to live by, nice post

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      April

      March 24, 2020

      Thank you.

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    Adrienne

    March 23, 2020

    Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed the positive tone versus all the negative we hear on the news all day!

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      April

      March 24, 2020

      Thank you.

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    Holly

    March 23, 2020

    Well written with thoughtful suggestions and information that will help a lot of your readers!

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      April

      March 24, 2020

      Thank you for your kind words, Holly. God bless.

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    Debbi H

    March 24, 2020

    Great emphasis to show kindness and caring for others. So important!

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    Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life

    March 24, 2020

    Common sense strategies, staying put, and focusing on our homestead activities are all on the agenda daily. It must be difficult with little ones tho!

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    Kendra

    March 24, 2020

    I loved this post! It’s great to live each day with the thoughts of what your legacy might be. That book sounds really great too!

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    Jason Gowin

    March 24, 2020

    great read! thank you!

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    Lina

    March 24, 2020

    Very well said April! Such positivity! I am a nurse and still having to go into work every day. While the boys are home, they do have structure with schooling but once done they can enjoy their time. Stay safe!

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      April

      March 25, 2020

      Thanks, Lina, and thank you for your service especially during this pandemic. Take care and we are praying for everyone in the frontline.

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    Jaci

    March 24, 2020

    It is so important to live with purpose! Although we should be cautious at a time like this, we shouldn’t live in fear!

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    Sydney

    March 25, 2020

    Sounds like a great book! Even if we can leave a legacy for one person, that makes a huge difference

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      April

      March 25, 2020

      So true!

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    Noelle

    March 25, 2020

    This book is timely. Thank you for the encouragement on how to leave a legacy.

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      April

      March 26, 2020

      Thanks, Noelle.

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    Kimberlie

    March 26, 2020

    I absolutely love your “lazy” approach to this pandemic. I unfortunately have been having the opposite experience with needing to instruct my son, provide digital learning opportunities for my students, complete professional development and then work on blogging tasks. Everyday Legacy sounds like an excellent read at this time and I look forward to checking it out.

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      April

      March 26, 2020

      Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find your lazy time during this pandemic. Keep safe and stay healthy with your family.

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    Lisa

    March 26, 2020

    A great reminder at a time like this.

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    Emma

    March 27, 2020

    I love the idea of using the time of the pandemic to do something good in the world and make a positive change

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      April

      March 27, 2020

      Thank you.

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    Nilakshi

    March 28, 2020

    Great read. I can feel you when you said you heard God speaking to you. During this lockdown I am sitting in silence listening to the Source/God more than ever before. I am reading books and slowing it down really. This helps me keeping my calm. I love this post. Thanks a lot April 💗💗

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      April

      March 29, 2020

      The same here. I am slowing it down. Staying home longer is starting to drive me crazy! I hope it will be over soon.

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    Bella Tolentino

    April 3, 2020

    This is such a beautiful reminder for all of us to stay grounded be at peace with the current situation and do what we can Prayerfully, everything will be over 😊Thanks ate April!

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    Megan

    October 26, 2020

    Love this. The world really is in chaos, and the best and perhaps ONLY way to get through is to have compassion for all!

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    Alexis Farmer

    October 26, 2020

    Awesome post! I like the whole concept of living an everyday as a legacy.

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      April

      October 26, 2020

      Thank you and a big Yes.

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    Beth Shields

    October 26, 2020

    I love how your grandfather looked at living…you cannot leave a legacy without living. And we are meant to do that. And the second thing that jumped out was to be a prayer warrior – absolutely critical in this day and age. Thanks for your encouragement and read.

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      You are welcome it is me who said that on how my grandfather leave his legacy is by living in it everyday. 🙂

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    Melissa

    October 26, 2020

    I think the best way to leave an everyday legacy is to invest in those closest to us. Our circles may be a little smaller right now, but it gives us that much more of an opportunity to make a big impact on those we do come in contact with.

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      April

      October 26, 2020

      I do agree.

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    Emily

    October 26, 2020

    We just keep pouring into our kids and making good memories as a family. We will get through it and one day the kids will look back and have good memories of this time

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      I agree and well said Emily! There’s still so much to do within our own backyard.

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    Cindy

    October 26, 2020

    Great blog. It’s so important to have purpose in our lives, even if we are somewhat on hold.

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      April

      October 26, 2020

      Yes and so true!

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    Leeandra

    October 26, 2020

    This year has definitely been a crazy one!

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    Danielle Ardizzone

    October 26, 2020

    Very wise words! I used this time to start my blog, but am taking time out for relaxation with the kids as well.

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      April

      October 27, 2020

      Thank you Danielle.

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      Yay, we have to grab this opportunity to be with the kids. When its a normal day all they want is to be with their friends. So now is the time.

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    Sabrina DeWalt

    October 27, 2020

    Our entire life goal has changed since Covid. We are at the very beginning of living our dream. I hope our kids will be inspired to do the same.

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    Sandi Barrett

    October 27, 2020

    Purposeful living helps us to be our best self, well put.

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      Yes and thank you Sandi.

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    Karie

    October 27, 2020

    Great positivity at a time in this world right now. Thanks this is very inspiring to me.

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      April

      October 27, 2020

      You are welcome!

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      Me too! His such a great author!

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    Kendra

    October 27, 2020

    This sounds like a great book! This is a great post about how we all need to look for opportunities to spread positivity and purpose in these difficult times. Thank you.

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      April

      October 27, 2020

      I agree with you with that. We have so much time to look into our innerself and listen to our purpose in life.

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    melissa

    October 27, 2020

    Thank you for this wonderful message. I am constantly trying to figure out how to “live an everyday legacy” and I’ve found it challenging during the pandemic. I appreciate your tips and reminders, especially when we are “stuck” at home.

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      I’m glad you find this helpful Melissa and yes you are so right! We need constant reminders from time to time.

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    Angela

    October 27, 2020

    Wonderful article. I agree – follow the leaders and medical professionals and we won’t be so scared.

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      Thank you, Angela. When were well informed we know how to properly behaved in public we will be good. Stay home if possible. Go out and enjoy nature in order to breathe and relax during this moment.

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    Barbara

    October 28, 2020

    Your idea of lazy is not lazy at all! It is how we all should approach life. Praying, reading the bible, and meditating on all things deeply is a gift we are given each day to perform! Try to fit it in even when life gets hectic!

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      April

      October 28, 2020

      So true Barbara and I never been so near with God for the previous years.

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    Josie | The Cheetah Buzz

    October 28, 2020

    I love the part where you remind us to listen to what God is telling us to do during this time. I am taking my time to really find God through prayer and in the spirit so that he can lead me to my purpose of figuring what I need to do in the next chapter of my life. Thanks for sharing xxx

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      April

      October 29, 2020

      You are welcome Josie and I am in the same boat too. Everything is clear to me now and all I need to do is taking action for it. I hope you will find and figure out yours soon.

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April Key Rode
New York, USA

April Key Rode is a Bachelor graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the researchers in Tabuelan "As An Eco-Tourism Destination." She loves to do research, writing, cross-stitching and dancing. Her favorite sports are badminton, biking, soccer, basketball, and bowling. She is a mother of two, and she loves traveling with her own family and friends.

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