“You’ll never amount to anything”
“I just don’t understand how you don’t get it”
“You just don’t focus”
I was expelled from two different schools, because I ended up so bored I took on the roles of “the class clown” and ”the naughty kid”.
I was ‘that’ kid. The kid that was spoken about in the staff-rooms.
I ended up believing I was dumb, I believed I was dumb at schoolwork, however I did have this innate feeling that I was not dumb at how the world worked.
I was interested in people and how they worked. I knew that some day I would do good with my life.
However I’m not sure if this would have been the case if I didn’t have supportive parents. If I wasn’t blessed with being born into a good home. I’m really unsure as to where I would have ended up.
My parents believed in me, and believed that I would make it in the world somehow.
About a year or so ago I found out that I had an Auditory processing disorder- I will leave that story for another time.
This post is not a post about those Teachers or about the Auditory Processing Disorder. This post is about how the combination of those circumstances and experiences have made my life what it is today.
It has made me look at the world differently and has made me understand there is more to someone that meets the eye .
It’s taught me that you need to take life with both hands and believe in yourself don’t let anyone, or anything stand in your way.
This morning I was thinking about my life, and I was thinking about where I am now. It’s funny when I look at my photo next to all of these amazing women whom are also shortlisted for the Most Clickable Woman in Australia and I think ‘WOW’.
My life has been interesting and I have experienced many ups and downs (like us all) however this morning I thought to myself. Now is a time to celebrate. Now is the time to enjoy the moment and live and breath the excitement of where you are RIGHT NOW.
I promised myself from the outset of creating The Imperfect Mum that there will be times hard-times there will be times I feel like giving up. But there will also be times for you to celebrate and this is one.
A deep part of me would love to win those awards just so I would be a living and breathing example of what happens when you believe in yourself even when the ‘experts‘ say otherwise.