Dr Shaw is a lecturer in Further Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. She also offers philosophy courses at the School of Continuing Education, Lifelong learning, at the University of Liverpool. In 2015, she has completed her Doctorate in philosophy with a focus on existentialism, the equilibrium doctrine and narrative. She has worked as a teacher of English and Comparative literature and Philosophy at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where she also obtained her BA (Hons). Dr Shaw has an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of East Anglia where she also taught on a number of humanities subjects. Whilst working in North Wales in Further education, she gained a PGCE aimed at teaching in FE and HE sectors. Dr Shaw moved to Liverpool in 2010 where she now resides.
Interests: Existentialism, Narrative, Comparative Literature, Feminist Thought, Public Speaking, Arab Existentialism, Philosophy of Education, Art, Music, Film and Theatre, Greek Mythology, Existential counsellor and psychotherapist.
Monday, 21 May 2012
According to my chart- in 2012- I am tomorrow 28, my husband 31, my mother 51 and my child is 1.
Shockingly in 2021- I will be 37, my husband 40, my mother 60 and my child is 10.
Even more shocking in 2030- I will be 46, my husband 50, my mother 70 and my child 20 years old.
And really now, with a big sigh, in 2041, I will be 57, my husband 60, my mother 80 and my child 30.
Age is such a B**** I told myself... I would certainly discourage anyone from doing the same as I just did. It will ruin your day unless you're all gonna be young forever and live happily ever after which is never the case of course.
I will try not to dwell on this although it will always be at the back of my mind now...I should instead say... cheer up me and have a happy birthday.
The best quote I've just read today is: "Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end."*
Adios & thanks for nothing...