there was nothing special about her grades, even as she grew older and moved through middle school to high school. only how her focus centered more and more into more specific areas of art and the tools she would use. her work at her mother's boutique would not be like it was when she was younger. a better salesperson that came shining through as she gave customers better ideas that worked for their figures. she brought a type of value to it all, and her parents were more proud of her there as she gained an understanding of time, money, and investment or seemed to.
college was an interesting time for her as she held her own freedoms. this came with the good and the bad. where she didn't take off and head somewhere distant for school, her parents being in the area, she never went to them for anything she needed or wanted. treating everything as separate as she could because she was a grown up now and this was how grown ups were supposed to act. picking up hobbies and using them to help make extra money to not end up eating nothing but ramen and hot dogs through it all did her some good. from small accessories to graphic design. even small apps that she went nowhere really but she is still quite proud of.
a few years later, she met someone she thought she connected with, but things didn't turn out as well as she thought. an unwanted pregnancy spawned into something else. having to actually deal with this person and she wasn't entirely sure if this was something she wanted to do. her parents were surprised once she found it in herself to admit what happened. only her own version anyway. she was so sure that she could handle everything on her own but he deserved to know. it was only fair, just as she had to with her parents. she held the hope of maybe it would make things better. that there was this little life in her that was a type of light. this level of positive thinking was something she held and actually progressed with her pregnancy until she had a tiny body in her arms.
two years later and selena nevah is really her everything. she balances out her work schedule and time with her daughter as best as she can. with family to be there to help, things are easier but selena is forever that one place that causes anxiety. wanting everything to be just right for her and to watch her grow and develop in the best ways.