Junu Thapa

I feel sort of 50-50: Fifty percent Danish, because I have to stay here forever, I keep updated with the Danish society, and I am well underway. But I'm also a foreigner.

I'm an orphan. My mother left my father and me when I was a year and a half, and when I was nine, I lost my father. When my grandmother was told that my father had died, she died the very same day. I have tried to seek out my mother, but some of her relatives have now told me that she passed away in 2015.

Now I have a family of my own, and that makes me happy. But sometimes I also feel that I lack something to pass on to my children, because I almost never had parents myself. I can feel that there is something missing. If the children have done something that makes me angry and annoyed, I don't always know how to handle it.

I’ve always aspired to become a nurse, but I was very young when I gave birth to my eldest daughter, so I never had the opportunity to get an education. I got that opportunity when I came to Denmark. To become a nurse requires a high school exam, so I had to find a shorter path to an education. When I get a little better with the language, it may well be that I want to study to become a nurse.

I dream of completing my education and getting a good job. Because I have been stateless nearly all my life, getting a citizenship is also a big dream for me.

32 / female / married / two children / social worker, soon social assistant / Svaneke / from Bhutan / came to Denmark in 2011 / residence permit same year