March 30 — Did you receive any advice or words of wisdom from your mother or another female ancestor?
[Note: This post originally ran during the Fearless Females series in March 2010]
My mother taught me to believe in myself and that just because someone else had more money, more advantages, or more opportunities that I shouldn’t feel they were better than me, or that this made me less of a person. She also taught me not to give up just because something seemed difficult or impossible to accomplish. Mom was a very smart woman and while at the time I couldn’t understand the lessons or principles she was trying to teach, I can truly appreciate them now.
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Isn't amazing how we never understand what our parents are trying to teach us, but we always grow to appreciate it when we are older.
My mother taught me that education was as accessible to women as men. When I graduated from college, she said I was the fourth generation of women in our family to get a college degree.