Saturday, 18 May 2013

Take your chance and make your Choice!

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
Hunter S. Thompson, “Gonzo

Last night I was a very proud mum. My eldest received his student of the year award from the college he has attended from day release from school over the last two years.It wasn't the tool box he received, or the fact he chose to wear a suit and tie whilst most of his peers chose jeans and hoodies. It was the words of his tutor that made me swell with pride. My son was the person everyone turned to when they had a question.He had the capability to do anything he wanted to in his chosen field and he was well liked and popular by both staff and students.
I was proud because my son has made choices for himself  and has obviously made the right ones for him. He's gone with his gut instinct and is doing something he loves and it's paying off. He's happy and he isn't seeking to meet our expectations or impress his teachers- he is doing it for himself. He is mature and confident and he has set himself a goal!
I am lucky that he knows what he wants to do but home education has taught me a very important lesson.If you follow your interests you won't go far wrong- you need to take calculated risks, grab your opportunities and take a chance. A chance comment might be heard by the right person, an appearance may be noticed- nothing is wasted.
Only recently we talked about the importance of doing things willingly, without expectation of payment and with a smile.My son has secured himself some work experience over the holiday and is really looking forward to it- the experience he will gain will far exceed the value of any payment he will get. It will strengthen his already excellent social skills,enable him to study how a business is run in addition to enhancing his mechanical expertise.
Some may say he's just lucky. I would say you make your own luck. Well done son!

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