I’m Kloudya (pronounced as Claudia) – wife, puppy-mom, entrepreneur, corporate e-Commerce Business Analyst, and Founder of #SheBecameFearless. I was born in Chile and moved to the US with my family as a teenager to help support my brother’s musical career. My family decided to take a chance and move here in hope of a better future. Leaving everything behind and carrying just a pair of suitcases, off we went into the unknown.
I remember the day I moved here; I was excited, scared, sad, and very overwhelmed. I didn’t know the language, didn’t have any friends, didn’t have my extended family, and left our comfortable life back-at-home to risk it all for the vision of bigger opportunities in this country.
Little did I know, as a fifteen year old, that my life would forever change and that the person I would become would be highly impacted by any actions taken from that day forward.
Upon arrival, the next day, I was immediately enrolled in school and placed in an 8th grade classroom. It was terrifying; I did not know anything, everyone was a stranger, didn’t understand conversations in English, didn’t even know how to walk myself home from school! What about homework? Well, let’s just say that it’s not like I could come home and sit with my parents to review classroom material. My parents were knee-deep tirelessly working long hours to build our life back up again.
After a month of experiencing this drastic life-altering move, which I’d describe as the hardest time of my life, I realized that I had 2 options:
- I could either let this stress depress, discourage, and ruin me. I could just take the easy way out and “go with the flow” or take it “day by day”
- Or I could take all the roadblocks as opportunities to thrive and push myself beyond pain and suffering to build a better future for myself. After all, that’s why my parents gave up their lives, needs, and wants – to give my brother and I a better shot at life
I vividly remember the moment that I made the decision that I will succeed, no matter what. I promised myself that I would work as hard as possible, push myself beyond my limits, shake off bullying and become a fearless woman that would create her own fate.