On this birthday, Jozefina Topalli analyzes her life: My path has been quite unique
Today, Jozefina Topalli celebrates her birthday. In a long post, she talks about her journey over the years, as she expresses her gratitude to those who supported her.
"On this very special day for me, I feel freer than I did 30 years ago, more confident and at the same time more humble, ... but also clothed with an infinite experience. My life has had many ups and
I have been lucky, which not everyone has. I have two children, who have never hurt my heart; I
have a husband, who has always supported me even when he thought differently from me, becoming in fact a pillar of balance and joy in our home, with his kindness, tolerance and humor.
But I am not only a happy mother of two beloved children, nor only a privileged wife, today our family has expanded with two nephews, who give me love endless.
On this day I remember my mother and father, who raise us through sacrifices and poverty with great love. They never leave us in their suffering, anxieties and fears for our future. Regardless of the storms of their lives, they they make my childhood, that of my brother and sister, beautiful and friendless; they taught us education, work, dignity and love for the human family.
For other aspects of life, I have always been myself.
I could not be her, who I am not.
I started working to help the family when I was 12 years old.
I had the courage to tear down all my walls at first.
I laughed and cried, I was wrong, I lost, I worked and won.
But, I have done everything and every time in my own way...taking care to always preserve my dignity!
My path has been quite unique!
From a high school student who won mathematics olympiads to an agricultural worker (semi-interned), to the first female Speaker of the Parliament.
Since I was little, I decided not to walk in the shadow of others.
They told me that I am strong, when in fact I was more timid.
It is said that every birthday is a new beginning. I feel that way.
I love life and I love the challenge again.
I thank all those who support and love me without interest!", writes Jozefina on Instagram.