My mom taught me lots of lessons growing up but there was one thing she helped instill in me that has helped me greatly over the years. It was a solid work ethic. My mom possessed a fantastic work ethic, something that she learned from her parents and worked hard to instill in me and my sister. Looking back on it now, it’s amazing that she worked a full-time job as a teacher, had a couple of part-time jobs and still managed to raise me and my sister into a couple pretty awesome individuals. Whenever I think about how hard work is I think about what she had to do and the amount of hustle she had. Hard work and passion have a huge pay off and I thank her for that mentality because without that I don’t know if I’d have the drive to work as hard as I do. The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Men are what their mothers made them” and in my case I couldn’t agree more.
To my mother and every mom out there, Happy Mother’s Day!