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Tuesday, 22 December 2015
I own the moment!
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at
it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are
those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” ~Oprah
Yes! I own the moment!
This is how I feel now. The results are in and I
have passed all my subjects of my Bachelor of
Education Honours degree for Teaching and Learning. Believe me,
this feeling is extremely good!
Needless to say, this is not how I felt
in October 2013 when I started this long journey to self-discovery.
It was on this specific journey where I
discovered how I felt about accumulating
knowledge. I discovered that under pressure, I could stretch my levels of
endurance to new boundaries. I also discovered that studying again for the
first time in 26 years was a daunting task. Life around me continued normally
and it was expected of me to be normal and stay the same.
Nothing stayed the same.
Relationships became tentered like
milled cloth on a wooden frame. Time was personified in all my experiences,
inflicting pressure for me to perform at my best as a wife, mother, daughter,
teacher, friend, colleague ... Even my emotions were shape-shifting into
different creatures inside me. I was constantly dueling for dominance trying to
triumph over every single one of them: fear, anger, self-pity, jealousy,
hatred, joy (the list goes on). Yes, even the positive emotions at times seemed
to be my worst adversaries.
The most important thing that I
learned on this journey is that I have changed. My perspectives have changed. I
see life and teaching and education differently now.
Here, at last, I stand with the
Bachelor of Education Honours degree for Teaching and Learning. It was a three
year course that I completed in two years - not by choice; I was never
informed that I could complete it in three years. Nevertheless, it's
I own the moment!
The saying that we reap what we
sow is true. Hard work and commitment does pay off. But, to be fair, in future,
if I have to choose between writing a novel and studying a degree, I will
choose writing a novel.