“You’re Going To Fail”…

failure is part of success

“Your daughter is very clever, but has little to no imagination, and will struggle to get anywhere in life as a result.” My final parents-evening at Primary School, and my mother was being told that her daughter was a failure at life already, by my teacher…

She was gobsmacked, to say the least, and my heart was broken, my prospects of ever succeeding in life apparently shattered…

As a child, your teachers are a huge part of your life! They are the people who are supposed to be there to inspire you, to guide you, to encourage you to thrive throughout your childhood, and so many of my teachers did…

Miss Skillington, I owe my love for music, solely to you! You first introduced me to bands such as The Kaiser Chiefs and Scouting for Girls, and you spurred my love for music, something that still plays a huge part in my life to this day! Without you, I would never have discovered something that I have later become so passionate about!

Miss Gair… You are responsible for my lifelong obsession with books, and reading, and subsequently, writing! I always loved reading, and you were always there with suggestions and recommendations – even if I never did get round to reading Artemis Fowl…

I owe my sanity in Secondary School to Miss Beck and Miss Brown.. They were not only my teachers, but my shoulders to cry on, my support network when struggling, and both are women that I will continue to admire for as long as I live!

Despite all the positive role models in my school life, it was my final primary school teacher that had a truly lasting effect on me, and at the time, it left me devastated… I walked away that day, upset and believing that I was destined to fail…

In hindsight, I am confident that it made me a stronger person, more motivated to succeed as a result, and more confident in my own abilities; I wanted to show the world what I was capable of, even if it did upset me at the time…

As a girl who felt defined by ‘no imagination’ for such a long time, in recent months, my passion for blogging has grown at an exponential rate, my love for photography is coming back and it feels a though my creative juices are flowing more than ever before!

I am determined to prove to not only those around me, but also to myself, that I am not a failure, and that I am capable of succeeding at anything and everything that I put my imagination towards…

Have you ever felt like a failure, and how did you deal with it?

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