What is the worst thing about being your age?Watch
21-picking myself up off the ground after uni and knowing that my responsibilities are only going to increase from here. It's a rock and a hard place feeling of being an adult, but not quite being old enough to understand the realms of the adult world when you still want to enjoy your youth.
I like being my age but dread the future when the boys leave home and I am alone again. If I was in my twenties I would probably try to be more confident or more of a career girl, it’s just that I am not very intelligent.
Your sons are so, so lucky that you're their mother and I'm sure their love for you is eternal. Even if they do move out, you'll always be their mother and they'll always have you in their mind.
And, you're plenty smart; I'd be lucky enough to be at the least bit as smart as you. As linguists, we both understand that languages require lifelong study full of dedication and commitment and because of this it's often easy to lose confidence when facing such a mammoth challenge. Yet, you continue to do so. That, in my book, is incredibly admirable and a clear indication of how frighteningly intelligent you are. You inspire many linguists, including myself.
Nevertheless, it sincerely breaks my heart thinking of those people in your past who've torn your confidence down all for the sake of fuelling their own pitiful egos.
You're incredibly smart. I hope that you tell this to yourself more often.
It’s times like this that test your resolve as a mother to the limit, but it has brought my son and I so much closer together.