February 7, 2015

The First Step

This is a re-post. It originally appeared on another blog on Jan. 12, 2014. It is re-posted for sentimental reasons.

One day, my 19-year old daughter, Candid, told me a lesson she learned in her young life. She said that she just realized what makes up life. She said that it’s made up of goals.

When I didn’t speak and just waited for her to continue, she did. She said, when she went to college, her goal was to earn a scholarship, even a partial one. And as I posted last November, she earned full scholarship for getting a general weighted average of 1.11. Then, another goal she set for herself was to buy a tablet with her own money. So, she kept her birthday money and saved more money from her allowance.She refrained from buying something on impulse. Until finally, she was able to save enough for a tablet.
Now that she already achieved her two most important goals, she felt somehow lost. She didn’t know what to do next. And then, the answer dawned on her, she needed another set of goals and so she did set up a more ambitious one. She wanted to graduate cum laude with a dream to work in television network.
Then, as supplementary goals, she said she must watch a film on her days off from school, which I believe is another preparation for her future if she indeed, gets to work in television. Also, she must read everyday, she must not let the day pass by without reading even a single chapter of a book. And right now, she’s reading Suzanne Collin’Catching Fire, the second book of the Hunger Games Series.
I was.. glad. Not just glad, but outright happy. I look at my daughter and see a beautiful, intelligent and responsible woman. I’m not a show-off by nature, but at this point in time, I felt so proud for having brought up into the world such a wonderful person.

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