I think it’s amazing to see how far I’ve grown. I remember doing nothing all day when I still lived with my parents. I had turned 18 and my mom stopped giving me allowance money every week. It was sort of earth shattering at that moment because I was so used to the money. I remember my sister telling me that the same thing happened to her. My mom stopped giving her money when she turned 18. She said that it was a signal for me to begin making my own money. How do I do that? She told me that I had to get a job. I was frightened because I didn’t want to.
I spent a lot of time just going to college. I didn’t work and most of my free time was spent laying in bed doing nothing. I remember my dad cleaning the house and walking by my room. He told me that I need to put myself out there to go do something. You can’t learn anything from staying inside all day. The world is big and I need to see it.
I began teaching piano two years later. It was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. That decision cascaded all of the good things that happened. I now am able to afford more things and I can take care of myself. My growth from my past self is huge. I hope to continue to grow into a stronger and better person. I know I can do it.