Well I'm only fifteen but this is a conversation my mother and I have DAILY so if I wanted to I can quote you everything she said. So I hope you don't mind if I answer. My mother and I will sit down on the couch, watching tv, drinking some hot chocolate or some tea and we'll talk about this exact conversation. My mom said that her hopes and are dreams for me is to find something that I love to do and pursue a career in that. She is a mother who found a career she absolutely loves and that's to be an RN nurse she went to the hardest school in Ohio and she was the one who graduated (in Germany she got her RN but something messed up when she immigrated with me to America). She loves being a nurse and she pushed herself all the time because it's what she loves to do. So for her she wants me to find a career that I love so much and that I enjoy and she hopes I can be successful in it. And I have found that dream which is to become a young adult author, a web page and or graphic designer, and when I was younger I wanted to be a singer, now that goal was on the back burner I think I might try that or try to become a professional flutist. I've told her of those possiblities and in that she wants me to work hard (don't push myself past my limit) and enjoy my career. She does want me to go to college or university and guess what I will. I am working hard in school and hopefully I get into NYU (my dream college). She also wants me to find someone I can be in a loving relationship because she knows that I have never considered getting married and she knows it would take a heck of a guy (and a very talented musician) to say yes to a marriage. Her fears for me are that I give up on my dreams and my career goals because I'm too scared or I think I can't do it. It's reasonable considering I second guess myself too much. She wants me to soak the constructive criticism in and take it in as much as I can. Because she too, had to put up with some criticism of her becoming a nurse or moving to the US with my dad and starting all over in a new country and leanring a totally new language. As for any more fears involving me she hasn't really told me anything else but this is her main one. She just wants me to be happy and to not give up. I'm a big, passionate dreamer and she wants me to set small goals for myself everyday so I'm one step closer to my biggest. I live in Ohio but I'm not from there, I'm not from America, I'm originally from Frankfurt, Germany.