It would be a boring life if I didn’t pursue my passion
~Mary Barbara (Nana)
In life, some people are given opportunity, but others have to create their own. Creating your own opportunities takes creativity and determination.
My great grandmother, a woman who I called Nana, was an inspiring figure in my life. Nana is an example of a strong woman who determined the course of her own future. Nana was born in 1916, to an Irish working class family. She had three brothers, all of whom were sent to college. Nana was brilliant, and incredibly hard working, but because of her family’s financial situation, and because she was a woman, she couldn’t attend college like her brothers.