It's been 12 days since I last posted a showerthought. There were several times I had a great thought, but I just didn't have the time because teachers decided that these last two weeks are the perfect time to assign gigantic and heavily weighted projects. I think in the past I would have taken this onslaught of exams and projects with offense, but this time I just felt like this is what I had signed up for. I think with this year I've grown a lot and I've learned to accept challenges and embrace them when I can. It feels good.
Anyways, I wanted to talk about the title of this post. During some event (open house? open house.) first semester, my mom was walking the halls and meeting my teachers (she's very adamant that it's Mr. Willy and not Mr. Wiley). I think it was near the end of the night when Isabella Gomez was standing in the crossroads between the engineering department and math department, and my mom just hit it off with her. It was kinda strange to see two worlds colliding, but I took two and a half things away from it.
My mom always jokes that I'm a clone of my father - we have the same body language, the same body type, similar interests, and we share a few personality traits. We're both pretty reserved with strangers, though I think I'm less so than he is, but my mom will talk to anyone she thinks is interesting, which is a classification pretty much reserved for adults. There's been times where when getting rung up, we have to wait in the store for an extra 15 minutes because my mom is learning about the cashier's lifestory. So, when she hit it off with Isabella G. I was pretty surprised that she found a teenager interesting.
For a couple of years I felt pretty distant from my family, and in retrospect it was probably just that tween-y and hormonal phase that most kids go through. Recently, I've been a lot more involved with family life and I really enjoy it. One thing that I've noticed about myself is that I've started taking my parents' input much more seriously than I had before because I'm growing closer and closer to a point in life where I don't know anything. So the fact that my mom was able to connect with someone 30 years younger than her, really impacted me and grew my love for SciTech as well because it's so densely populated with driven and amazing people. My mom loves Isabella Gomez, and it made me love SciTech.