First of all I want to say a massive happy birthday to my older sister, I hope she has a fab day and is getting spoilt by her wonderful husband! So today’s challenge is to discuss what my four greatest accomplishments are. I’ll tell you what – this challenge is doing wonders for my self-esteem -thinking about all these amazing things that I’ve done or am! However, as someone who is clumsy, naturally, it is easy for me to find my very first accomplishment.
- I didn’t trip walking down/up the aisle on my wedding day. It is a genuine fear for a lot of people I think but with most people it’s that – a fear. For me it was a genuine possibility. My dad used to say, that as a child, I would trip over my own shadow. It’s true. When you look back at photos of me when I was a kid – I always had a plaster on my knee. Although I did not trip or fall, I was laughing. My dad, in an effort to calm any nerves, decided to tell me that he had farted just as we started to walk down the aisle – if you know me, you know this is my kryptonite! So didn’t fall, but did laugh – a lot!
- My second greatest accomplishment is getting my maths grade. As you may have read the other day – maths is not my strong point. It never has been but when I knew that I needed to get it to even be considered for the PGDE, I made sure that I got it.
- Which leads me perfectly onto my third greatest accomplishment. My PGDE was a quick course on how to teach. It was very quick! But in that year we had to do 4 placements, 2 essays and a presentation (I believe it has changed since I studied!) One of my essays was on child development and I got an A. I had never received an A before (except for the one in my maths!) And it was such an amazing feeling.
- My next greatest accomplishment is the fact that I am more aware of what I want and who I am and that I really stick to it now. This is an accomplishment for me because for many years, and sometimes even still now, I worried about other people’s opinions. As I get older (as I was told when I was younger) I care less!
So tell me lovelies, what are your greatest accomplishments?