She was merely 14 but her friend said, “Do you want to learn?”
Which adventurous 14 year old wouldn’t have said YES!!
John was a regular in the family and ever since her stepbrother flew in from Berkeley, he was tasked with Grandma’s little plum coloured Daihatsu Charade to drive them around. John had a license. His father was a Minister so who knows if his license was valid but he was definitely a seasoned driver and her mother trusted him.
They would have their driving lessons, the three of them ‘kids’ at the local golf club as car traffic was minimal yet sufficient roads to play around with a real car. Wheeeeeee!!!
Those days, automatic cars did not exist. As she gained confidence in handling the car, John took her out onto the big road. Within weeks, she was a pro!
The downfall came when she decided to drive herself to the nightclubs instead of taking a taxi which cost money and as a student, money is always a challenge. All her friends were going to nightclubs. All wanting to grow into adults before their time came. Make up, high heels, dressing up, it was all exciting to attract attention from others. What her parents didn’t know was that she was rolling out the cars past midnight without their engines on, then rolling them downhill only to start it after the car was a good distance away from home.
A night stint driving out to party with friends lasted several hours and she would responsibly drive back uphill and stop the car, walk down to open the gate, then silently roll the car back into the garage. Smooth.
If only she knew the potential dangers of an underaged teenager driving around the city past midnight then. She could have been stopped by the cops for illegal driving, followed by thugs and robbed, or worse, mugged and taken away! Her very own friend from the same local Club drove to his death at the mere age of 10. So you can imagine……
An angel would have been following her for months and years because she did this for exactly 3 years regularly before getting a real driving license to her name.
She passed her driving test and studied for it and now was free to drive her Dad’s Volvo with full permission.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840