Tribute To Mom

November 10, 2011
By Anonymous

Throughout my whole life, there’s always been one person who’s always been able to influence my life, and help to mend the goals that I have wanted to do throughout my entire life. Literally everything that I’ve ever wanted to be, she’s supported. From the obvious thing most girls wanted to be, a princess, to crazy things such as a tiger trainer, she’s always supported me in what I wanted to do in my life time. She always said, as long as I’m doing what I love to do, and then I should pursue a future in the career I decided I wanted to be, which sometimes changed every other week as I was growing up. This amazing, supporting, loving, and encouraging woman, well, she was my mother. She was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known throughout my life so far, even though I’m pretty sure she’ll always be the strongest person in my life. In 2004, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and that made everything extremely difficult to deal with. At school, it was super hard to concentrate and I was always thinking of my future, but not what I was going to do with it, or how it would be. I was worried that I would lose the one person who had, and always would, support me with what I wanted to do in life. Fortunately, she was able to pull through what we thought was going to be the hardest part. After that my mother and I became closer than we had ever been before in our life. She hadn’t changed one bit from the supportive mom she was, even though she was battling for her own life, she was more worried with what I wanted to do in my life. My mom and I had a passion for baking, we would bake all day, every day if we could, as well as a few of my friends that would come over and help us with our baking. Mostly, the baking that involved more than just my mom and I was around Christmas time, when they knew they would get the goodies in a bag to go home. Around the time, a couple of my friends, my mom, and myself, came up with this crazy idea of opening a bakery with my mom as the head baker and I’d deal with all the
management stuff, and of course my friends would help out wherever they felt comfortable with. Amazingly, I had finally decided what I wanted to do with my life. As the years went on, she taught me some of the little things that I would need to know to try and run a business and the things I would most likely want to study while I was in college and while I was in school the subjects that I should try to succeed in just a little bit more while I was in high school. She was always willing to help me with my schooling whenever I needed help, even though she was going through her treatment at the same time. Throughout the next couple of years, she continued to help me through school as much as she could, but sadly after three years of fighting her own battle, she wasn’t able to win and lost her life. After that, I thought I wouldn’t be able to do what I wanted in life because I didn’t have my rock and my major support there anymore to help me with the things I always went to in life. At that point, I just gave up on my goals in life. I just kind of figured I would do whatever came my way. School just didn’t seem to matter and neither did anything else. Within the last year, and it’s almost been five years since my mom has passed away, I’ve realizes that my mom would still want me to do what I wanted to do. She wouldn’t want to me just stop my life, and give up on the goals that I had, and the dreams I wanted to do with my life, just because she wasn’t here anymore. Once that reality had set in, I realized I needed to straighten up and start making her proud again. That is one on the major reasons that I want to pursue my career with a major in business administration. By furthering my education, I will be able to do what I always planned on doing, and that way, I’m still able to make her as proud as she can be.

The author's comments:
They asked us to write about a person in our life who influenced our career goals.

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ktusk73 said...
on Nov. 15 2011 at 5:17 pm
I really like how this essay was written and really felt a connection with tha author because like her, my mother was diagnosed with a blood cancer so I know the feeling she was going through. I really liked how she wrote and stayed on topic, kept me interested. Goodjob to who ever wrote this pieace.


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