this feels like an end of your life entry..but it's really not:
1. who was your greatest influence?Besides my mother, I would have to say my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Woods. If it weren't for her, I don't think I would have psychologically survived middle school. But my mother is definitely my greatest influence. Were it not for her constant guidance and effort, I don't think I would have made it past high school academically.
2. what was your greatest regret?Staying in school TOO long and not entering the workforce sooner. I'm all student debt and no skills.
3. your greatest reward?Watching my son learn, grow and thrive in spite of me.
4. if there's one thing you could do right now that you're not doing,what would that be?I'm desperately trying to figure that out.
5. who do you think your kids' greatest influence might be?My mother (their grandmother). Even now, she spends so much time with Joe that she's like a co-mother to him.
1. who was your greatest influence?Change it to 'is' and I would say my dd. As a child I did not really have any adults in my life who impressed me particularly.
2. what was your greatest regret?I try not to dwell on regrets.
3. your greatest reward?I don't really think in those terms either.
4. if there's one thing you could do right now that you're not doing,what would that be?There is always something I could be doing.
5. who do you think your kids' greatest influence might be?The dd does not seem too impressed with adults either, lol. She is very much her own person. What she does take from examples is usually negative, i.e. what NOT to do.
your DD is your greatest influence?
she's my kid some ppl wrote off in her early years because of a condition she had that nobody ever "got" or chose to understand..she's proven so many ppl wrong and proven
1 who was your greatest influence? As a kid, my parents, my older siblings, our family babysitter, and my closest friends.
2. what was your greatest regret? No major regrets. But if I had it to do over again, I would have taken some time off to travel before I went to law school (no idea how I would have paid for that though ;)).
3. your greatest reward? My kids! I waited a long time to have kids, and they definitely feel like a reward.
4. if there's one thing you could do right now that you're not doing,what would that be? I'd like to write a novel and take guitar lessons.
5. who do you think your kids' greatest influence might be? So far, DH and I, their grandparents, my sister and dh's sister. DD1's 4th grade teacher also had a big impact on her.
I understand what you are saying, although I meant it a little less dramatically.
I took your question literally, to mean 'influence' in the sense of making you change, not as someone you want to emulate necessarily.
Of the people I have had in my life till now, dd is definitely the one who has effected the greatest change in me.