The Non-Traditional Student. I found this article extremely motivating as I sit locked up in my study, quietly contemplating my first assignment of the Semester.
I used to cry every Sunday night at the prospect of having to go to school for a whole week. This continued till about year 2 or 3, I think! In primary school I was extremely shy and because I was mathematically challenged, I believed that I couldn't really do anything. In high school I was a real dreamer and although I was conscientious, I was just an average student, more interested in Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet than Maths, Business Principles or Geography (although English, languages and History did hold my attention for more than a few minutes)!
Now I'm finally at uni and though I'm still mathematically challenged, I don't cry every night before uni; I find it more emotionally and physically challenging rather than academically due to my added responsibilities; I still wear a big hat to school but I'm not quite so small and finally, I know that it all comes down to hard work, not whether I understand algebra, equations or fractions! Oh and now I know who Homer is and have read Iliad for fun not because I had to - and I loved it!!!!
How about you - how did you handle school the first time round? If you get a chance, read the article.
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!