Never Say You Can’t Do Something!

“If you want it bad enough, you will find a way”!

Lot’s of celebrations happening at WWHQ today.

Apart from the fact that it is my birthday.

Miss WW logged on to her QTAC account today, and was greeted with the offer of a place at the University Of Queensland for Bachelor of Science. Her first preference and the only spot she really wanted to get.

In the beginning…………

Grade 1

This is her grade one year book entry.

In grade 1 she thought that girls were nurses and boys were doctors. By the end of grade 2 she discovered that both men and women could be doctors. From that day on her path has never wavered, she was going to be a doctor.

Her father never went to University, nor did I. I could have but really had no idea what I wanted to do with my life when I finished grade 12. I just sort of slipped into a job in the travel industry and spent 13 years as a high flying corporate travel consultant until I had the girls.

Just because we didn’t go to University, does not mean that my daughter can’t.

Never once have I said she was aiming too high.

I have always told her to follow her dream.

At the end of year 9, she passed the entrance exam and interview and earnt her spot at the prestigious Queensland Academy for Science, Maths and Technology.

She spent 3 years working very hard and graduated at the end of last year. She had to wait until the 6th of January to get her results (she did the IB not the normal Queensland OP). Her score was more than high enough, so today we celebrate her offer to go to UQ, the only place she wanted to be accepted in to.

Come March, step one of the very long road ahead to becoming a neuro-surgeon begins.

I have no doubt in my mind she will make it through over a decade of study before she is even close to being a surgeon, and neither is she.

She has a goal, she has a plan, she will succeed.

So proud of her and her acheivements.

Never tell your child to stop dreaming, anything is possible.

Any child can acheive anything they set their mind too, if they are taught how to use their thoughts and the amazing power they have been given. You can teach your children how to become masters of their own destiny with the help of my book….. How To Unlock Your Child’s Super Powers! – A powerful guide to help your child be the best they can be and create an extraordinary life. Your child will learn lot’s of valuable things at school, but the most valuable tool is how to use their minds to create what they truly want. You can purchase your copy here for the cost of two coffee’s. 🙂

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kimberley
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 06:22:43

    Well done to your daughter—it’s a fabulous university, she’ll have an absolute ball. And your parenting high-fives are well-deserved! Kx


  2. Deb - An Inspirational Journey
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 06:40:43

    That’s so awesome, well done to her x


  3. Shelley @ Money Mummy
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 07:18:06

    Huge congrats to your daughter! Going to uni is such an exciting time!


  4. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 08:36:27

    Congratulations! How exciting! I loved Uni. I think it was the only time in my life my brain was truly functioning at its best! What a long road too!! Good luck to her.


  5. Pinky Poinker
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 09:09:22

    Firstly Happy Birthday for yesterday. Secondly, congrats to your daughter. My baby girl was accepted into a Bach of Science yesterday as well! My two eldest have gone down the Law road at Uni and the next two boys are probably being chased by the Law (just joking… I think). Girls going into science is fantastic and I certainly never had the brains to do it 🙂


  6. Neets
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 09:26:22

    Hip Hip Hooray! Hope you have a fabulous day. A big congrats to your daughter. Love that you captured her dreams on paper in Grade 1!


  7. Emily
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 09:32:55

    Congratulations to your daughter. I find it incredible that some people just know what they’re born to do. It’s beautiful that she’s maintained her dream, and is going after it.


  8. Lara @ This Charming Mum
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 13:00:50

    Happy birthday and well done to your clever girl (and her clever mum)!


  9. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 14:50:42

    Happy belated birthday, and big congratulations to your daughter!
    I’ve only ever told Bell she could do/be anything she puts her mind to. 🙂


  10. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 15:49:48

    Sounds like a great day all round!
    Congrats to your daughter
    Happy birthday to you!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit


  11. Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 17:17:26

    You must be so proud of her. I agree our kids can do anything with a lot of love and support along the way.


  12. Psych Babbler
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 20:33:12

    Oh wow! She is truly amazing and so hard working! And yes, I totally agree that if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything. It’s great that you guys are such supportive parents because I truly believe you need supportive parents to achieve your dreams.

    And Happy Birthday! Funny coincidence — you and I share the same birthday! 🙂


  13. Alicia
    Jan 17, 2014 @ 21:03:14

    You must be so proud, what an awesome end to her schooling. Good luck to your daughter and a fantastic career.


  14. Lauren @ createbakemake
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 09:24:19

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations to your daughter, what a fantastic achievement x


  15. Vanessa
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 13:07:08

    Wow what a great path your daughter is about to embark on!


  16. tahlia- the parenting files
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 13:11:08

    So proud. Having the hard work pay off is always a bonus. She will be fabulous in what ever she does x


  17. Grace
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 15:11:58

    Woohoo! I love hearing stories like this! As smart and talented your daughter obviously is, don’t forget you played a big part in her becoming the confident person she’s turning to be. Well done! x


    • Nikki
      Jan 31, 2014 @ 17:48:02

      Offering unwavering support that she can reach her goals is probably the only real part I played, but I am sure it helped. 🙂


  18. SarahD @SnippetsandSpirits
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 22:01:10

    Great story best of luck you tour daughter I hope she enjoys the adventure of science. You are so right I was an average student who was told I was no good but teachers were surprised I was able to go on and study science and do well in it. Being interested and determined is half the battle.


    • Nikki
      Jan 31, 2014 @ 17:47:05

      Bec always did well at school so I never had to deal with her lacking confidence. I truly do not understand what right a teacher has to tell someone that they are no-good, it is their teaching that is no-good. Not every student is an Einstein, but with passion, effort and support anyone can make something of themselves. 🙂


  19. Lisa Wood
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 11:46:43

    Massive congratulations sent to your daughter, and yes anything is possible if they want it bad enough!
    We have two son’s in the navy and both chose that career when really young, and went after it no matter what. Its good to hear about other Children’s life long dreams coming true.
    You must be so very proud xxx


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