Beginnings

06/01/2013

Mum is not so dumb

As it goes I am clever, having just got my 2:1 in Social Sciences with Social Policy proves the point.

Now that I have free time again and for the time being have no more essays or deadlines to meet, what better way than to actually start my blog. The plan is to start by committing to a fortnightly posting, it may feature anything I choose to write about; 2013 is the year of my blog…mum is not so dumb.

The title is a little tongue in cheek, taken from Second World War advertising campaigns. Dumb is a word that may not be used as much as it once was, it isn’t a great word, and dumb doesn’t bring positive thoughts or images into your head. For much of my life I have considered myself dumb, never having dared to believe I may be clever. Those days are gone; I will never again doubt my abilities, skills or knowledge, I have come too far and achieved too much to ever allow such negative thoughts to try and creep back in.

Since I was officially awarded my degree by the OU in December I have been on cloud 9, I am elated, proud, jubilant, the cat that got the cream. I started my degree in 2003, it has taken me 9 years to complete, determination to finish got me through the hard times, doing my degree was symbolic to my recovery and certainly provided an interesting journey getting through it. I have worked hard, I kept plodding away and all the small steps have become my journey, the highs and lows as well as the fails and the re-sit of my last TMA. I  did it, whilst also bringing up my babies, staying married….at times, just, working and battling to get my youngest son diagnosed with Aspergers; moving house, loosing my Gran, Stef and Aunties, much has happened over the last 9 years whilst studying for this degree. Most importantly it has given me a huge sense of achievement, a massive confidence boost and belief in my self, for now I am relishing in being officially clever…..mum is not so dumb 😉

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4 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Matty Says:

    Spot on Bev! I’ve always believed in you and your ability to astonish all doubters (including yourself!) fly high and keep the wind of positivity alive and active under those spreading wings of acceptance and belief in your own capabilities…

  2. bevwoolmer Says:

    Thank you Matty for believing xx

  3. jennypellett Says:

    Good for you! Hope you enjoy the blogging world – I’m finding it great fun…


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