Since I only have 2 full days left of university, spanning the next two weeks I thought that this would be a good time to do some reflection on my year of learning to use them effectivly and tricks of the trade for making them your best co-star.
Throughout this year I have learned to articulate myself more comprehensivly through non-fiction,
while not initially thinking that I would be interested in writing fiction, I now have discovered great pleasure in killing characters.
I have also managed to reign in the beast known as punctuation and grammar slightly.
The thing however I have discovered this year is within myself, I feel confident that I can now use the words of everyday English to get the recognition I have always craved without the disability card being flaunted. I am being judged on a employable skill, by what I can do instead of what I can’t do.
Finally I have come to a stage in my life that I feel so completely happy with who I am and what I am doing. I move back to my hometown in 2 weeks and I feel a sense of relief and pride, I survived nearly 5 years in Melbourne – mostly living on my own, and for that I am proud. I feel relief because I have come to realise, in the words of Sukie from The Witches of Eastwick, ‘Now I see the words were always there- look at me!’
Try and stop me, I am Tansy Bradshaw; writer, blogger, reader of literature and country comedy cat-lady.