Globalization of Love Ambassador Maggie Sylva

Maggie Sylva

I lost my Dad to mesothelioma when I was 24.

5 things I am grateful for:

° I am most grateful for my husband, a person who I look up to more than anyone else.

° I am grateful for the family and friends that have loved and supported me, no matter what throughout my life.

° I am grateful to have gotten to know my Dad as well as I did before he passed away, and I truly feel as though he was proud of me.

° I am grateful for the ability to express myself with my hands artistically when words fail me the most.

° I am grateful for this life that was given to me, and the opportunity to give back as much as I can.

Life aspirations:

° I want to be a chef and restaurant owner.

° I want to be a professional artist.

° I want to start a folk/reggae/rock band with my husband just so long as I get to play the steel drum.

° I want to be a teacher.

° I want to be a farmer.

° I want to be a Mom.

My first contribution to Trauma to Art was a drawing and an interview with fellow Globalization of Love Ambassador Lauren Muscarella. Check it out: Drawing’s Healing Properties.

My name is Maggie and I am an artist. I may not always be completely satisfied with my artwork or even have enough courage to start something new but I still believe that I am an artist to my core. It comes out of me in every aspect of my life and I am grateful for the ability to express myself creatively. I believe that you are never too old to stop learning or changing, and if you always keep that in the front of your mind then you will never grow old. The best thing my Dad ever taught me was to be true to myself and to never believe in anything unless it agrees with my own ideals. I believe that if you follow those instructions then you will never be disappointed with anything that life has to offer.

Thanks for reading and supporting the Globalization of Love.

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