There’s a great story behind that big smile Ruth Sanchez Elvira flashes when moving about the Windom community these days.
For starters, that smile reflects her appreciation for one of her favorite seasons of the year — fall.
For another, and perhaps most importantly, she’s moved into a job in Windom in which she’s found purpose in her life. In fact, she so enjoys her work as community liaison manager for HyLife in Windom that she is in the process of buying a home in the community.
What is a community liaison manager, you ask?
“Somebody who might be the connection between people coming here (to work), HyLife and the community,” Ruth explains.
The changes she’s experienced in her life in the last six months, since being hired for the HyLife position, are considerably removed from what brought her to the United States. However, she has found a home and calling in Windom.
“I believe there’s a purpose for everything and a path you need to follow. You just need to listen to your insides,” says the 42-year-old native of Tabasco, Mexico, located in the southern part of the United States’ neighbor to the south. “There’s a map for you. You just need to listen to yourself and follow that path.
“I’m the kind of person who likes to be a service to people.”
And there’s little doubt she is perfectly suited for the job.
For more on Sanchez Elvira’s story, see the article in the Oct. 6 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen, on newsstands Wednesday morning.