Friday, 10 August 2012

Secret Housewife and her Open University Degree.

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time ... firstly, thank you!!! Secondly, you will probably know that I have been studying with the Open University for the last 3 years. There is a page that links to every post I have ever written about my study on my tabs up above, from deciding whether or not to do it, through worry and self doubt, through to delight and thorough enjoyment.

Today is a day that I have thought of for a long time - the day that I write my blog and tell you my result ...

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to tell you that I have achieved my B.A (Hons) First Class. I was really hoping for a 2:1 so to get a First is something I can't quite believe!!!

I want to thank each and every one of you who have encouraged me, advised me and been with me on my journey. When I eventually attend my graduation ceremony at Ely Cathedral I will be a blubbering, beaming woman whose heart will burst with pride at achieving something I thought I had failed in my youth. Your support, along with that of my family, is what has kept me going when I doubted myself. Thank you so much.




13 comments:

Molly and the Princess said...

That's fantastic - CONGRATULATIONS on your first class hons degree, no mean feat! Enjoy your graduation ceremony and bask in the glory, you've deserved it. xx

Mummy Plum said...

Many congratulations. A first class honours is an amazing achievement. Enjoy celebrating!

Razmataz said...

Yay! Congratulations. Good Job. Now you deserve a rest and celebration.

Just noticed on your side bar that your name is Sarah Pellew! My mother is a Pellew-Harvey from the UK. Maybe we have common relatives?

Caz said...

Sarah, that is FANTASTIC news!!!
Congratulations and salutations. Well done, you!!! I want to see photos of the graduation. xxx

sarah at secret housewife said...

Thank you everyone!! I can't tell you how chuffed I am!! Oooo Razmatazz - I wonder if we are related??! Now that would be amazing!! Sarah x

Inkling said...

So amazing! Sarah, you rock! You not only worked diligently every step of the way, but you also encountered some pretty big hurdles outside of your studies that you somehow got through all the while keeping up with your course work. It's one thing to be a student who only has classwork to think about; it's another thing to be a wife, a mom, an employee, a gardener, and all the other roles you fulfill on top of being a student. What a great accomplishment! Way to go!!!!!

Jan said...

Congratulations - a well deserved First! Enjoy your graduation, take loads of pics - & post them on here! Studying, while working & running a home (& starting an allotment) is such an achievement.
You should be very proud of yourself :)

Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
I've not posted a comment on your board before but felt I just had to say many many congratulations! I think it must be harder to get a degree with running a home, job and family and you got a first as well! Wow!
I have only managed an allotment this year.....
Sally

sarah at secret housewife said...

Hello Inkling, Jan and Sally

Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to me that you comment and are so supportive.

Inkling, I just wish you lived closer!! Thank you for your support through all this. You have been a rock. x

Jan, you have been so supportive too and I appreciate all your words of advice over the years. x

Sally, thank you for commenting! I feel chuffed that my story has moved you. x

Sarah
xxx

Selena said...

Congratulations!!!! You must be so proud!! I can only imagine all of the hard work you've put into this. Cheers!!!

xoxo
Selena

Nicki said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a wonderful feeling, isn't it? Enjoy it!!!!!

Pauline said...

How did I miss this post? Huge congratulations, I never doubted you would make it but first class honours, that is huge! No wonder tutors love mature age students!

whitespace said...

I remember when you were thinking about doing the course, I remember when your first set of books arrived, your fear when you thought you couldn't write and that you were going to humiliate yourself, your jubilation when your essays kicked arse... and now you're done.

Didn't it go quickly. Well done Sarah - you're an inspiration.