I didn’t want to struggle in life. I watched my parents and my grandparents toggle, and it was really hard to see that. I always had basic things that I needed. My parents often went without. But I wanted to get a good job and support them. I wanted to live in luxury apartments in Buckhead and eat foods that would make me happy. I wanted those same things for my own parents. I knew that I had to work hard in school and find the job that would allow me to do that for myself, my parents and my own future spouse. I knew that I could do it if I set my mind to it.

Both of my parents said that they didn’t do really good in school because it just didn’t take it seriously. They both regret that now, but they feel it is too late to change that. They always told me that there is still time for me to make sure that I don’t have to suffer they way they have.

I made sure that I didn’t get in trouble like other kids my age did. I made sure to come home afterward and study hard. I got fantastic grades in school and I won a scholarship to go to college. My parents were so proud of me. I wanted to make them feel proud of me. I ended up winning a grant to come up with an invention that earned me a lot of money. I ended up selling the rights to it and made a lot of money. I then got a great luxury apartment, a nice car and then did the same for my parents. And the best part is that I had even more ideas for even more inventions. I had no idea that I would have a career as an inventor!