A Letter To Mark The End ...
Yesterday I finished off my coursework, proof read it for the final time and handed it all in. You see it was the last night of my Business Administration Level 1 adult learners course, a very sad night for me as I've enjoyed it so much. Every Tuesday night since last September I've studied with a group of amazing people from all walks of life. Not only have I learn't so much about the tasks and duties I will need for eventually working in the Office environment but more importantly I learnt a lot about me. I learnt that I am capable of doing so much more that I ever dreamed of, as long as I put my mind to it. I'm going to miss my new friends but I will see them again soon when we start the Level 2 next September. Until then I'm sure we'l stay in touch through Emails.
As I was leaving last night, I thanked my Tutor for a wonderful class and shook her hand goodbye. In return she handed me a small white envelope and said "Here's something for you to read" intrigued, I opened it as soon as I got outside. It read:
I am feeling very optimistic about starting this course with you. I am looking forward to learning something new whilst having the pleasure of meeting some new people. At the moment I am a stay at home mum of 3 kids but my youngest is now 15 months old and I'm feeling that It's about time I push my life forward.
I want the best for my kids and I want to set them a good example in life. Me joining your course is the very first step for me on my journey to doing this.
I'm so happy to be here and I promise I will do my best and give it my all.
I had wrote that letter to my Tutor on our very first session. She had asked me to write Why I was there and that is what I had wrote. Attached to my letter was a small slip of paper. It simply said
"You should be proud of yourself!"
I hadn't really thought about it until that point in time but do you know what? I am proud of myself.
I've learnt so much and made some lovely new friends. I've passed my first course and I will do better for my kids. I don't often pat myself on the back as I just do what I have to, to get through the day but yesterday something triggered in my head and I did actually feel proud ( and quite sad ) but also very pleased with myself. To you, it's just a letter BUT to me It's so much more! It's now in my Special Box so that the next time I'm feeling down, I can read it and feel proud again.