My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
Grades in high school
Every grade you have listed. It all depended on how rebellious I was and if the teacher liked me.
English, Photography, Black History
Geometry. Why? I didn't get it. And the teacher was mean.
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
De Anza - Medical Assisting Foothill and Cuesta Jr. Colleges just for fun. And, San Francisco State- Journalism.
Places lived in US
California, Connecticut, Oregon
Current occupations / past occupations
Medical Assistant. Copy Editor. Writer. Social Services in community health and substance abuse.
Industries I've worked in
- Retail Trade
- Information (e.g. Publishing, Film, Broadcast, Telecommunications, Libraries)
- Administrative and Support Services
- Health Care and Social Assistance
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Completing one task at a time.
My definition of success has changed over time.
I hadn't a clue how many times I would fall face down and get up again. Sometimes success meant money, sometimes little or big fame, sometimes it meant getting up after feeling near spiritual, mental, or physical exhaustion.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Giving birth to three children. I learned to be less selfish.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Not spending my life with my first sweetheart. Love hurts.
An unexpected event that changed my life and how it impacted me
My son died when he was 20. It was 10 years ago. He died from an accidental drug overdose. I died inside along with him. My personality changed.
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