My mother has always been and still she is a very modern, inspirational woman with strong character and own views. My house did not smell of cinnamon and home-made food. It was filled with cigarette smoke, the smell of coffee and intellectual conversations about politics and literature. My mom taught me love for travel and books. She taught me that who I am and what I have it depends only on me.
I am very grateful to her and proud to be her daughter.