Sunday, 1 February 2009

Single Mum Defies Poor Childhood To Achieve Her Goal

Here is a nice news story about single mum Victoria Titchener from Derbyshire, England and her determination to improve her life through education.
Victoria who is now 27 spent most of her childhood in the care system, she describes her childhood as “tough” after being taken into care aged seven.
She spent the next six years in and out of foster homes and at 12 she recalled not being able to stand up in class and read properly.
At 15 Victoria was working in a pub kitchen part time and at 17 she became pregnant with son Jay who is now ten followed a year later with daughter Teri-Jade.
Five years ago Victoria decided to get back into education to get some qualifications so she could get a job she really wanted to do and to prove to herself that she could do it.
She took and succeeded in business and computing courses at college, then enrolled at Derby University on a two year HND business management course which she completed in 2007.
Victoria then completed another year to bring her education up to Honours Degree standard.
After receiving her Degree in a ceremony at Derby University in January 2009, Victoria spoke about her achievement.
“I can't believe that I am standing here clutching my degree. My family were here to see me and I feel so proud of what I have done.
My degree isn't just a piece of paper to me, it's an achievement that I will hold forever.
It's given me a path to where I'm going, the strength to achieve future goals and the feeling that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.”
What a nice inspiring story for anyone who has had a challenging background, you don't have to accept your lot in life, just get out there and make yourself a good future.

1 comment:

  1. I know Victoria well and I am delighted with her achievement, an achievement that took alot of grit,determination and much burning the proverbial candle at both ends in studying for her degree. At the same time she was working part-time, as well as being a full time mum. Shows what can be done with the will to improve your lot in life. Good luck in the future Victoria.