My name is Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos, and I am the author of “Falling Perfectly Without Trying.”
I am originally from Ewa Beach on the island of O‘ahu; but now I live in Honolulu.
I also work for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a newspaper company, and have served as an editorial clerk for the past 16 years.
A few years ago, I realized that everyone has a story to tell, and I felt like my story was interesting enough to write a book about it, especially since I wanted to help people.
I’m not rich and I don’t have a prestigious job nor even have multiple degrees; however, I knew I could write. So, one night after work, I sat at my computer and started writing my life experiences. I wrote my book within two years.
While writing and trying to get published, numerous events and new experiences arose, and I was able to capture some of them in my book as well.
“Falling Perfectly Without Trying” is a story about my life and what happened through the years. I thought it would be a great story to tell people, especially those who were experiencing domestic violence, mental illness and cancer.
My dream is to help everyone through my book and speeches. Ultimately, I wanted to speak to a group of domestic violence survivors and give them each the book I wrote.
In December 2020, my dream came true. It was awesome to see so many survivors and their children. My heart really went out to them. If I somehow get a lot of money, I would like to help domestic abuse survivors as well as give each child a laptop so that they can use it for school.
Besides trying to do speeches on domestic violence, my life was full of worry, grief, devastation and despair. Last year, my two only children passed away. I was going to write a book about them; however, I was too much in pain.
I’ll be doing a speech, “Coping with Life,” on August 10, 2021, on Zoom at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Kamehameha Toastmasters. It will be on what happened the last year and a half. If anyone would like to see the speech, please let me know. My email is: email@example.com.
Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos
Charlie and Christina are angels in Heaven now.