I wrote and rewrote this section at least 2 dozen times because I was compelled to write something profound to gain your acceptance…
But alas… I can’t deny my simplistic, non-profound nature…
So I’m just gonna get super real with you.
Hi, I’m Susan… the Chief Hacker here at Mommy Life Hack with a whole lotta SWAG.
The About Me is the toughest part to write without sounding like a narcissistic asshole, failed loser, or super bore… but here we go~
After dropping out of UCLA my 3rd year of studying Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics as a pre-med student I fell into a sort of mild depression… <== (failed loser)
I know, I know… it was my choice.
Our life is full of choices that forever alter the direction of your life.
It was at this time that I started picking up self-development, motivational, and success books.
Getting into college in and of itself was a miracle for me.
Although born to the most loving parent’s anyone can have, as Korean immigrants they worked long and grueling hours and couldn’t be present to raise me.
To say I was surrounded by the worst in a high school that had daycare to support teen pregnancies is an understatement.
I started everything very, very young… smoking and drinking were what the cool kids did… and I wanted to be cool.
It wasn’t until after I had my kids that I even entertained the idea of quitting drinking… but I did because they’re worth it.
They’re worth every ounce of my heart that I could ever give of myself.
Ok, I digress… I began my self-development journey by reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and continue to read ’til this day, almost 13 years later.
From a College dropout to losing everything and filing bankruptcy, to founding a real estate development company with no experience building and selling multi-million dollar homes in Los Angeles (<== narcissistic asshole), my life is colorful, to say the least.
My 2 kids have not only given me the opportunity to experience love at a level that I never knew existed within me, its made me such a better human being by seeking (although beyond my reach) to become the type of person that I want them to be…
Becuase I know that kids learn from observing us and I want their observation to be impactful…
I fall short more often than I’d like… but its change however big or small and I continue to strive…
I read about topics in psychology, parenting, positive discipline, growth mindset, self-development, success, and biographies with the purpose of finding golden nuggets to apply to my parenting. <== (super bore)
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I find humor in dirty jokes, love traveling to sunny locations, mildly obsessed with maintaining my fleeting youth, love eating street foods at the cost of dropping bombs in the toilet all night, reserve my bedroom floor for weekend sleepovers for my kids, and find it acceptable to drop f-bombs when I can’t think of intelligent words while speaking… I’m rather simple-minded.
Beyond that, I’m a mother to 2 of the most beautiful kids in the world, a wife, a sister, and just a regular gal trying to do my best to raise some exceptional adults while delivering to you everything I dig up along the way… whether I fail or succeed remains to be seen.
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You’re Definitely A Mommy Hacker If:
- You like taking short cuts to get the same results
- You are independently strong and don’t parent my chance or opinions
- Just like top innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and athletes, you grow your mind through constant knowledge
- You want to parent the characteristics of the top 1% of achievement and success into your growing child
- You understand that you have the power to shape your child’s destiny through involvement and action
I’ll leave you with a few quotes that I love that sum up my beliefs a lot better than I can ever write…
“Infinite striving to be the best is our duty; It is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy
“My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” – Pablo Picasso
“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” – Muhammad Ali