Having a Mom as driven and strong willed as mine, it was not an option not to excel in school. To say that I did not enjoy school at all is an understatement. My Mom who was (she’s already outgrown this trait) very well known as a ‘stage mom’ wanted all her five children to excel. Having that orientation, I took it upon myself to ensure that I did well in school, not only enough to pass but to be in the roll of honor every end of each school year.
I led a life of a very serious and committed student in college, and barely had time to hang out with friends. It was all about going to the library and back home to study. Reading materials for me were just textbooks or any other materials related to my course.
Looking back, I still believe that I took the right path. In fact, I’m thankful that I have a mother who was exactly the way she was with us when it comes to school, as it led us all to the kind of life that we are all currently enjoying.