Because I have lived with guilt for so long I have decided to write another blog about my education. As a child living with Cerebral Palsy, it was inevitable that I would struggle with school. Some of my struggles in class were mentioned in my school reports, but that’s as far as it went. It took me many years to go back to read them.
I blamed myself so much so, that over the years I became embroiled in my own personal battle. Being a parent, I didn’t see how I could to go back to study as well as being a parent and do both jobs well. I believe being a parent is a full-time commitment as far as children were concerned.
I soon realised it was time for me to quit feeling guilty. When the time was right I went back into study and have now more than exceeded my own expectations. I have three diplomas to my name.
I’m proud that I have managed to turn that side of my life around. I was written off across the board as being incapable. I carried that guilt for years, even though I knew it wasn’t my guilt to carry.