The person that has had the greatest impact on my life really doesn’t lead that great of a life herself. The person that has had the greatest impact on my life isn’t rich or famous or has invented something that could change the world. This person just goes to work day in and day out to support her children all by herself. I knew this person would always be the huge impact in my life even when I was just seven years old and this person was taking me to ballet class and swearing to any and everyone who would listen that her kid was going to be rich and famous so they better take a picture of me and get my autograph now because when I am famous I will be too important to remember them. Even then this person believed in me even if I wasn’t that great of a ballet dancer. The person that has made the greatest impact on me is my mother and it’s not the examples she sets for me that makes her the greatest impact on my life but the lessons she begs me to listen to after her mistakes that make her the greatest impact on my life.
It was after one of the many huge fights with my father that my mother sat me down and begged me to listen to her. It was exactly right after I gave her one of my bad report cards. I can remember my mother eyes filled with leftover tears from her fight with my father and I can remember her words even more, “Shawna you have to promise me you will do better not for me but for you so you can make yourself somebody for yourself and your future and the next time you fail just remember you are not only failing yourself but you are failing your future”. With that my mother signed my report card and I ran upstairs to do my homework because I wanted to pass all my classes and earn A’s not for my mother but for my future because I was going to be that somebody my mother spoke so highly of.
The second lesson that has had a huge impact on me courtesy of my mother was right after my parents divorced a