My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
Grades in high school
A's and B's.
Science. I just didnt like it.
Sports / Recreation
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
marketing & sales; currently a full-time parent
Industries I've worked in
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Yes. I went from a technical major to a high-tech career to a career where some of my peers don't have a college degree, but are smarter than some of my high school friends who graduated from Ivy League schools.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
staying true to who you are and having good, solid values. Having a strong moral character throughout life and in all circumstances. This is true strength and true success in my book.
My definition of success has changed over time.
In high school, success was about your GPA, how good you were in sports, how many friends you had, if you were on Homecoming Court or selected for a "pop poll" in the yearbook. It's truly embarrassing to look back and remember how I hoped I could acquire these meaningless identities.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Choosing a college major that I wasn't good at. I struggled academically, but wanted the challenge of graduating with that degree. I graduated...barely...with a 2.0 GPA. I didn't choose a job pertaining to my major but I was proud that I tried my best in college. Trying our best is more important than being the best.