Patrice Labiano – Customer Service Representative

Patrice-Labiano-vaLife was not easy for me growing up. For me, I didn’t really enjoy my childhood or my teenage years. I had to grow up and mature fast for my siblings. Even if I was just a little kid, I had to take care of my sister because our parents were not home most of the time. Then I would spend my weekends at my grandmother’s house. That’s where I could rest and not think or care about anything or anyone else. So I grew up not being close with my parents

For all my years in elementary, I was always like the black sheep of my class. I was always bullied. I didn’t have any friends until the 4th grade. Elementary life for me was hard. I was always alone. I didn’t play with other kids during breaks. I would just find a quiet spot to hang out. It was very hard for me to study thinking of my life, being scared, and the people around me. But during my last 2 years in grade school, I met my best friend who helped me through a lot, until now.

Same when I went to high school. I was still the black sheep of the class but what’s worse now is I would always be involved in all sorts of issues and drama in the class. I would always be called to the principal’s office or teacher’s office even when I wasn’t doing anything wrong. In my last year in high school, I lost the most important person in my life, my grandmother. Everything fell apart after that. I didn’t know how I was going to live my life without her.

Patrice-Labiano-vaI am a college undergraduate with 2 courses which are Mechatronics Engineering and Tourism Management. The reason why I have not yet finished college was that I wasn’t sure of what I really wanted to be or do in life. With all that has happened, I became depressed for so many years. I couldn’t ask anyone for help because of our society. No one understood me. No one actually cared.

I had a baby when I was 21. That was when my life had a purpose. Everything changed. Well yes, it wasn’t easy at first because not everyone accepted what happened but at that point, I really didn’t care already. What was important for me was my baby. I wanted to be the best mom for her. So that’s where my life started. I started to enjoy life to its fullest, not wasting any second for my baby. I went through a lot to get to where I am today. I tried online selling, networking, and baking. And after a year, that’s where I landed my first real job as a Virtual Assistant.

Yes, my life is still not perfect now but I’m very happy with what I have and what I have achieved. My daughter is my one and only happiness, inspiration, and motivation. I would do anything and everything for her. And now working and finding the right jobs for me is one of my goals for us. To secure a responsible career opportunity where I can fully utilise my skills and abilities while making a significant contribution not only to my success but also to the success of the company.

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