I think my thirst for knowledge came from my mother she never stopped wanting to learn and it was contagious. And she never pigeonholed my mind. In lives a lot of parents try to direct you in the way they want you to go, but my mother never tried to force a path on me. She always told me I could do whatever I set my mind to yes and I take that with me everyday. Into every new classroom into every new challenge into every new job- in my head I have my mother’s soothing voice and smiling face telling me I’m going to be great. She taught me to never fear failure but more importantly you never feel failure. Because there’s no such thing as failure if you keep trying with the best of your capabilities at whatever it is you do, there is no failure.