My mother was a third and fourth grade teacher in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Bushwick was a rough part of New York City in the 1970's
I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember, but my mother warned against it.
Consequently, I could not decide what I wanted to do when I grew up.
After many years doing many things, I decided to return to school.
Two years later, I am about about to transfer to a University
Following my dreams is a great way to give back.