When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Keagan gets into Racing College!!! WOYWW 284

Okay cue the proud mum about to burst with pride news but I had to share with you all. So I'm hoping Julia, Queen of all desks and WOYWW leader won't mind if I'm not really desk sharing as this is too exciting. Well the letter is on my desk so it counts, right?!!

Those of you who know me in person or online will know that my son, Keagan, has a dream. He wants to work in Racing and wants to be a National Hunt Jockey. Like A P McCoy. It's all he's ever wanted to do. So he's had lessons, can ride anything and works hard over the stables, but to get into racing you have to complete the right course. There are a few options but Keagan wanted to apply to the best college in UK/Europe first. So last week we went up to Newmarket. Home of The British Racing College where he completed a fitness test, aptitude test and interview. A nervous process for all concerned I can tell you.

The college is outstanding. The facilities are amazing. We were in awe of the place to be honest. 

Anyway we've waited. 7 days they said. So today the letter arrived. It was during his lunch break so I took the letter to him where Keagan opened it with me and one of his friends and I'm over the moon to say they have offered Keagan a place!!

This is a huge step towards him following his dream. I'm so proud I'm fit to burst I can tell you!

Here he is sat on Rocky, an ex-racehorse. Won't be long and he will be riding race horses every day!

Anyway that's me, hope you don't mind the proud mum thing. Had to be done!!
Take care Zo xx


Sharon Madson said...

Congratulations, prowd Mama! :) Your excitement is contagious! I wish you and Keagan the best. #78

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Such wonderful news Zoe. So very pleased for you both xx

Karon said...

Fabulous post! and you must be so proud!

Karon #54 ;-)
Karon's Krafty Korner

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh what brilliant news! So pleased for you both! Thanks for visiting! Chrisx 50

Helen said...

Thrilled for you - and Keagan in realising the first step of his dream! xx

Elizabeth said...

Delighted for you both, Zoe, and huge congratulations must go to Keagan for not only holding on to a dream but for working his way towards attaining it. I wish him all future success. No need to wish you a great week, it will take you that long to come down of that lovely cloud you're on right now :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #70

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo, fantastic news :-) so pleased for you both!!
Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

sandysewin said...

Congrats to Keagan! How wonderful that he has a goal and is well on his way. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #40

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant news Zoe!! Well done to Keagan. Gosh you must be so, so proud :-)


Di xx

Eliza said...

Oh Zo what fantastic news congrats to all. Sorry not posting this week, a lot to s happening here.

Hugs Eluza & Yoda

Laura said...

Go Keagan! What a star!
Happy Thursday! (sorry I'm late)

Neesie said...

I don't blame you for bursting with pride Zo, I'm nearly in tears here myself.
Well done and congrats to you both. It's lovely to hear that he is nearly fulfilling his dream.
I wish him all the best to achieve his goal.
Meanwhile Mum take a pat on the back he couldn't do it without you! ;D

April said...

Congrats to Keagen. How wonderful for both of you. April #68

Chrysalis said...

What fantastic news, Zoe! Such a relief and joy when your children achieve their dream. Well done, and have a great week, Chris # 7

Patrink said...

Hello there and Congrats

Pat #83

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Zoe, was so pleased to see this news on FB, its wonderful for you both. Running late this week, Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #20

Kyla said...

Oh that is wonderful news. You have both worked so hard for this and its great that he has got a place. What a fabulous opportunity.

I know you will miss him during his placement, but I think I can see your proud smile from here!


Lisca said...

Congratulations! Wow! That is fantastic news! You have every reason to be proud!
All credit to Keagan, who has this dream, he's not just a dreamer, he's working towards it and has impressed the interviewers too by the looks of it. Good kid! Be proud!
Sorry I'm so late but I take my time. I love reading through the blogs and looking at the photos etc. I take all week to get through everybody's blog.
CU Wednesday, God willing,

okienurse said...

I read on facebook about his acceptance but seeing the letter is awesome. Sounds like he has a brilliant future ahead of him. WTG Keagan! Thanks for coming and visiting my desk this week. I am so late getting around but it seems something always gets in my way of desk hopping! Have a great rest of the week. Vickie #43

Anonymous said...

Oh Well done to him! I am all about the "proud mom moments" so whoop whoop to you both! Ah. Now I see the number verification is cut off - better test my theory and grab a screen shot....


Happy (late but determined to finish) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Anonymous said...

Huge congratulations. I used to ride racehorses back in the day (26 years ago!), but was never brave enough to do more than exercise them. Keep us updated on how he is getting on. Ali x