So it was the first day of kindergarten and you’ve probably heard this story a million times already but it’s one that I find comical and will lead to more.
Nana (Isabel) and Poppi (Joe) brought me to school for the first time. It was Russell Struble elementary in Bensalem. I remember walking in and seeing the classroom and teaching and immediately put a death grip onto my mom. I did not want to be there but they finally got me off of her and sat me down. I was not happy and if they asked me to do something I refused. You guys know my stubbornness…
This part I forgot saying but love reading it in my baby book. I guess when I got home I threw my stuff down and stated “I am never going back, I am a kindergarten dropout!” Pretty much from there I did not like school at all. I was always looking for a reason to leave or get out of going. Even started walking home during recess one day.
This continued all throughout my time in school. I kept my grades up but honestly I learned more on my own than what I did in school. As you know I love to teach myself and always been that way.
I had skipped school many times in high school but I didn’t go out with friends and get drunk or messed up, I actually called my work and see if they needed someone to help. Yup, I skipped school to go to work. I knew I was never going to be able to afford to go to college or medical school. So a few days after my 18th birthday, I walked into school and signed myself out. Now that being said, I did go to day classes to get my GED but unfortunately I wasn’t able to pass the test and I tried 10 times and failing the same parts over and over. So I never graduated but that never stopped me from learning and starting my own business.
I hope that you guys live the dream you are destined for and have everything that you want. This is why I make sure that the things you had to learn was reading, communication and math. Then focus on what you love to do.
By the time you read this, I pray that you’re living your dream and have the lives you so deserve. You guys have always amazed me and so proud of everything you have accomplished up to now. Just keep that drive that I hope to have instilled in you and don’t let anyone stop you.