Hi I’m Leah!

I’ve always believed that the biggest tragedy in life is the regret of – What if? So, when I turned 50,  I packed my bags, left the Philippines, and went to America. It was my version of the midlife crisis.

I now live in sunny Southern California with my husband, Dave. We have a big blended family of 4 boys, 3 girls, and two grandkids.

America for Every Juan is about my story as a Filipina immigrant in my new country, a woman newly married, a mother to adults, and everything in between.

If you are at the crossroad, thinking of starting all over again – a new career, a new relationship, or even a new country- I hope my story will inspire you. Hit that reset button and see wonderful things happen!

Thank you for visiting. Please visit again!



“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain