My mom has always been one of the strongest women I know. Despite the adversity of being a woman in her field, she continuously approaches her work with the unique ambition that always produces success. However, this smooth sailing success has not always spilled over into our family life.
Growing up, my dad stayed at home and took care of my brother and I. He was always the guy coming to the Walk-a-Thons, taking me on field trips, or helping me become the top cookie seller for my girl scout troop in the third grade. My dad was my soccer coach from the age of 3 until when I began playing club. Naturally, we were very close. The relationship and friendship I had with my father always foiled the one I shared with my mom. My dad is someone I could joke with, someone I could aimlessly talk to, and the person I’d want to take with me if I were ever stranded on desert island.
My mother and I were never …show more content…
She has never been one for positive reinforcement, and always reprimands me for something. If it’s not my grades, it’s cleaning my room or not volunteering enough. On top of all of the things she expects me to constantly excel at, she’ll tell me I’m not getting enough sleep. This can be extremely frustrating when I am working hard, but my mom doesn’t seem to recognize it. In light of it all, she often gives me goals that she doesn’t even believe I will achieve! I know she wants to help me, but her controlling actions often clash with my independent nature. Afterall, I was influenced by a business woman with an MBA who worked her to way to the top as a leader in field. But, on the contrary, how could I not want to be independent as senior in high