'It's never too late to shine. Reach for your own personal star,it's worth it.'

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Title

'It's never too late to shine. Reach for your own personal star,it's worth it.'

Description

Norma reflects on the experiences that shaped her life.

Creator

Norma McCullough

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

2012

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Relation

Norma McCullough

Is Part Of

Reflections

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Belfast

Temporal Coverage

2010s

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I was one of the first to sit the dreaded 11 plus exam,which I failed,even though I was on the borderline to pass. This affected me deeply as I thought I had let my parents down. However,it also motivated me to work hard and take an interest in everything around me. I did lots of courses and eventually,years later,after two marriages,five children and the tragic loss of a much loved so,I decided to further my education to make him and my other children proud of me. I got a certificate in community development then went on to do an access course in Women's Studies and was offered a place in Queens University Belfast . At the age of sixty one I passed my driving test and received my bus pass. Now as I reach my seventies,my proud family are wondering what mountain I'll be climbing next. As I tell my many grandchildren,never give up on your dreams. Its never too late to shine,reach for your own personal star,its worth it.

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts,Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

Research Coordinator/P.I.

Dr Kathleen McTiernan (Trinity College Dublin)

Senior Research Associate

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell (Trinity College Dublin)

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