Carla Bejasa – CSR and Administrative Assistant
Hi, I’m Carla and here is my story.
It’s been a challenge for me to write my story because it is full of pain and challenges and tears. Some people who’ve heard it say it is a good story and should be televised on national prime time drama! lol – my friends are a bit crazy.
Well all kidding aside, I would like to share my story with you, so you get to know me better.
I am the only child of my biological father and mother but I have siblings from both sides as well. My parents were separated from the start and my mother works as a house maid and I was raised by the family she serves. They treated me well and treated me as their own. I was the only child in that house, so I got all the love and attention. My mum worked for them so she could send me to school. She was trying to be responsible and raising me on her own. As I grew up, my expenses grew larger as well, and my mother wanted to save up so we could have our own place and a better life. She left me with her boss’s family so she could work abroad as a domestic helper. I was only in grade 3 at that time. When she left, even though I was in the care of that family, their attention was now directed on their own grandchildren. I felt so alone, and I had to teach myself to be independent and responsible from the time I was 10 years old.
I met my biological dad and he tried to get me into his family, but unfortunately his plans didn’t work out. There are times when you have to let go of things that are not meant to be.
I was emotionally exhausted from all the things that had happened to me at that time. I was still a child and I had no one to talk to or to care for me. I don’t have an open relationship with my mum, with the people who raised me, or even with other people who surrounded me.
That part of my life taught me a lot, I became strong, I became flexible because I had to adapt and adjust, depending on where I was and who I was with. But along the way, as a kid, you make mistakes – but mine was a very advanced type of mistake.
I tried finding my worth by being in a relationship, not knowing the consequences. I ended up having a child at 17 years of age. This was why I wasn’t able to finish college because we couldn’t afford it and especially now that I’d brought another life in this world! My mother was home from working abroad before I gave birth and everything she’d saved was sold so that we can pay for my hospitalisation. Of course, as life is so dynamic, challenges didn’t end there and my mistakes didn’t stop there.
Fast forward, I met someone at work who is now my current partner – and we have a beautiful family. I have four kids that I have to support and give a strong foundation to so they have a good future. I juggle to be a mother to all of my kids while building a safe home for them. All my efforts are for them.
Along the way, even though I didn’t finish college, I tried applying to various call centres and was lucky to get work for a couple of years before I ventured out to the online world.
All the things that I’ve been through made me who I am today; a passionate, honest, resilient person, dedicated in what I do. I always strive to learn new things to compensate for the things that I didn’t achieve in school.
I am hoping that through my VA journey in life it will give me stability, room to shine and the opportunity to achieve the things that I never achieved before.
Again, I am Carla and this is my life story.
For a copy of Carla’s resume please click here.