I am sure there will be many of us who will use this time of year to reflect on our year and our past whilst we try to move forward into the New Year.
I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see this year go. As far as my own thoughts are concerned, where I have clarity and understanding about my life, I wouldn’t have been able to change anything, so there’s no point me dwelling on it.
My thoughts go to my Cerebral Palsy brought about by brain damage as a baby, which meant I would always have struggled to learn in large classroom situations; but with nothing discussed around my difficulties in school and opportunities being missed through parents’ evening to discuss my difficulties, means I’m having a hard time moving on.
My children are fulfilling their own dreams of furthering their education through university and travel and although I am pleased, it reminds me of all I’ve missed out on. I constantly remind myself that since those days I have achieved so much more and that if I had have gone down the mainstream education path, I probably wouldn’t be running my own site now. My life has moved on in other ways.
I used every opportunity to get myself to this place through situations that changed, chances I’ve taken to help me identify my own problems so that I can turn my back on my formative years and all that was negative, to what I have now and what I see as being positive.
I’m banking on my subconscious mind telling me it’s okay. Have a Happy New Year everyone.