I am officially a proud mother of two! A daughter and a son before the age of 30. That was one of my goals in life since I was 10 perhaps? I still remember the essay I wrote in primary school and the big, huge zero I got for it because my ambition is... to be a housewife with 2 kids.
To the beloved teacher who gave me the big, huge '0' in red,
1. Up till today, I still do not understand why a housewife can't be an ambition.
Ambition (definition by cambridge.org)
A strong wish to be successful, powerful, rich, etc.
P.s. A housewife can be successful by managing a home well, powerful in her own ways (haven't you heard, behind every successful man is a wise woman?), and rich (why do you think Prada & Chanel are blooming like mushrooms? - thanks to the rich tai-tais. duh.)
2. If you think lowly of a housewife, think again. Do you think everyone has the privilege of being one?
3. Thank you for the time taken to mark my paper. But I wonder did you even read it before giving me a zero? You're supposed to assess a student's creativity, grammar and language proficiency in an essay, not some standard answers of 'I want to be a doctor when I grow up'. Do you know that suppressing a student's creativity is the root to his or her stupidity yet?
I'm turning 29 in three days time and I'm glad to have made it this far, in my own definition of success.
Next list: Goals to achieve before I reach 40.