My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
7/10. I was there for the social scene, not to excel academically. I missed the big picture, with high school success leading to college, which leads to more options in your life.
Grades in high school
A's and B's. I also got some C’s.
I was a song leader (Pom Pom girl) and I enjoyed that.
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Foothill and San Jose State. My major was Business.
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
Industries I've worked in
I was an Exec Asst in the medical field
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
I would say my solid education has prepared me for life in general.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Being a content, self supporting participating member of society.
My definition of success has changed over time.
It’s not about money or material possessions. But it is about relationships and experiences. Having said that I do agree with the study that establishes “happiness” requires a certain minimal income level ($75k for a family of four); beyond which the “happiness” arc flattens out.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
That I can succeed despite no college degree. I have raised three successful daughters, am in a stable marriage, and recently retired.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
I should have sought out a mentor in high school, and stayed in college.