This morning I woke up in the foulest mood - full of self-loathing and self-pity. Before I'd even had breakfast I'd had an agrument with not one but both of my daughters; threatened to leave SH No. 1 and had considered dropping out of uni and going back to work. What's the point? I'll be 46 by the time I get my degree and who's going to want to employ a 46 year old undergrad?
Well it's now afternoon and my self-loathing and self-pity have lifted somewhat. After coming home from a game of bowls with No. 1 Son, I opened the mail box and pulled out an A4 envelope from the University. My initial thoughts were that they'd made some mistake and had accidently sent me my degree - 4 years early! What was inside was something totally unexpected. I've received an Award for Academic Excellence 2010!! An award I knew nothing about but am totally proud to have - recognition of my hard work over the year. Not only is it the first award I have EVER received in my life but my GPA over the year puts me in the top 5% of students - both undergrad and postgrad!! Not bad for a girl who thought she was a dumb ass!
At the moment this award takes pride of place on the dining room table in the hope it will instil in my children what is possible with hard work and perseverance, together with the importance of self-belief!!!
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!!!