In 2002, I left everything behind in Romania – friends, family, and a promising law career – to follow my heart and be with my then newly-wed husband. I never had a dream to live in America but thirteen years later, I feel accomplished here, even though my marriage ultimately fell apart. I started from scratch, learned English, graduated law school with honors, and managed to raise three amazing children. I passed the bar exam on my first try and chose the profession that fits perfectly with my background – immigration law. I thank God, my family, and my friends for who I am and where I am today and hope to be able to give back to them and this country. I look forward to what the future holds – feeling stronger and more independent than ever.