From a C Student to a Chic Student
I grew up being a pretty cool kid… no surprise, right- I mean, c’mon! I was boisterous, friendly, and more importantly to Asian parents, I was an honor roll student! (Does a GPA carry any weight in elementary school?)
But unavoidably, middle school came, so from then on my grades suffered from the distractions of a teen life. Boys, pagers, and looking fashionable -well, attempting to look fashionable (the 90’s was a tough fashion decade!) And yes, I did say pagers (“143″…LOL!) Needless to say that all those complications dropped me to about a B to C level student. (Sorry Mom and Dad!) I became weak in academics, hardly did my homework, needed an algebra tutor, and of course spent all my time talking on the phone. No wonder I only went to a State school!
I like to think of myself as a late bloomer. I’m not just talking about cup size, I’m talking about growing out of my blasé- “I’m too cool for school” attitude. Something clicked for me after high school and I put my butt in gear. Somehow, I grew out of my laziness and into a hard-working machine! I think I was money driven…! Whatever it was that drove me, I was madly motivated and surrounded myself with the best of the best… learned everything I could about business, organizations, and corporations. I was like a parasite to my bosses and their boss’ bosses. I wanted to talk like the best, and walk like the best…because I wanted to be the best! I may not have done well in high school, but I always said that I will be a student for life!
In my adult life, I’ve taken a thousand seminars, workshops, classes, and gone back to school for all sorts of random things. At the moment I’m in school to refresh myself on my day-trading skills. For the first time in my life, I’m THE A-student! I am not talking about the quiet, unassuming, A-student. I’m talking about the obnoxious, hand-raising, always answering questions, A student! How did I become so annoying??!!! I literally have to bite my tongue to keep myself from exposing more nerdiness! So now, everyone in class wants to be my friend. I use to be the one copying someone else’s homework, and now everyone is copying off of my homework! Never did I think the day would come!
To my surprise, but probably more to my parent’s surprise, I went from a C student to a Chic Student. -Just go with it!
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson