It sucks when y…

It sucks when you own mother doesn’t understand why you are so passionate about your passions. How many times do I need to tell her she should give up the hopes of me ever becoming “rich”? Even Nobel prize winners aren’t “rich”. They just get a lot of respect for making ground breaking discoveries and changing lives! How is it not more amazing than being some Fortune 500 company’s CEO? Never have children If you can’t be proud of them for being who they are.

By Nicky English


About Nicky

Nicky English is a journalist, an educator, a podcaster, a couch potato, a dreamer, and a child at heart. Learning is her passion, so is the English language, which she believes is the tool to unlock the door of knowledge. Born in Hong Kong, she received intensive writing training at The University of Iowa, where she double-majored in journalism and political science. Apart from the Hawkeye State, she’s lived in Chicago and Philadelphia. When she was a guest student at Georgetown University, she fell in love with Washington, D.C. She also has a Master of Arts in Communication. A little side note—she cannot imagine a world without her Mac and iDevices. Like many crazy ones, she hopes to change the world one day at a time.
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3 Responses to It sucks when y…

  1. Brenda says:

    Moms worry about their babies. Even when they are not babies anymore. I didn’t know my dad was proud of me until I went to his retirement party, and he bragged about me. My mouth dropped to the floor. Parents are unfathomable until you are a parent. Then you realize how confusing and scary it is to be a parent. You hear the wrong thing come out of your mouth or the right thing at the wrong time. Eventually you have failed so many times you are surprised when things go well. Even happy well-adjusted parents feel this way. It’s hard to be the kid, too. Don’t get me wrong. But if your parent didn’t love you, you’d know. You’re not saying she doesn’t love you. Just that she worries that your choices will make affording food difficult. Every parent has that worry for their kids. Give her some hugs and tell her you will be okay. Let her worry. It’s in the job description.

    • Nicky says:

      thanks brenda. Im not mad at her anymore. sometimes it just really frustrates me that she doesnt have an idea of the extent of what i do and why i want to change lives instead of climbing the corporate ladder. I wish she could tell me she is proud of me. It sounds like nothing, but growing up i never once heard it.

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