"If I didn't say YES to their 'NOs'.."
I know I could have done better.
Mom always say "No" to everything I wanted to do when I was still a kiddo. When I was in Kinder to Grade school, I wasn't allowed to join the Field trips, so I need to make my yearly 'excuses' to not to get embarrass to my friends.
In High School, I wanted to join the Citizen Army Training, but i was never allowed too. I was on my 2nd day of Volleyball training for varsity but mom scolded me and she wanted me to quit, so I did. :'( My self-esteem was really low and i grew up afraid of doing things on my own because people might judge me. When I reached College, I visited the Orange Dance Studio and checked the area and I was about to join and enroll myself, because I really wanted to learn how to dance well, but mom didn't allowed me again. I envy my sister who was able to join the dance contest during our high school days, she was a cadet officer and everyone in our school has a high respect for her, and oh! she's popular too..but I'm not after that. What I mean is that, She's known for her excellence in academics and extra co-curricular activities. I never was.
She reached college and damn!!! She got in a well respected University and I didn't. She was a consistent Dean's Lister and I was failing my subjects. She was the Captain for Female Football Team for the whole college course and I was burying myself with the books I never wanted all my life because I let mom decide for my course.
After all, I realized how IMPORTANT to learn how to say NO. I know it's too late to experience all the things I wanted to do all my childhood days. Wish I could turn back time and indulge myself to all those activities I wanted to do.
KEEP CALM MOM IS ALWAYS NOT RIGHT KIDS, KEEP THAT IN MIND!