Three years ago when my sister suggested to me that I go to university,
I thought that...
a) I wasn't smart enough and
b)I didn't have time.
I was working two jobs, full time parenting
and doing some coursework through Playcentre.
It really hadn't been my dream to go to university,
I never considered it (see point a)
but I really wanted to learn and I wanted to know if I could.
I looked at my busy life and pondered what I could give up.
I decided to give up sleep and I applied for one paper through Massey University.
I got up at 5am and studied till 7am for a whole semester,
and I passed. It was amazing, but it wasn't sustainable.
And that is how I ended up rearranging my whole life
and going to Canterbury.
Last night we all got the results of this semester's papers.
The semester when all the wheels in my life fell off
and I had to work hard to put it all back together.
The semester when I found out who my real friends were
and learned to lean on them in the hard times.
I passed everything and I'm stoked with my results.
I now have two papers to go and I can graduate.
I think I am actually going to make it.
Isn't it amazing, it turns out you can follow your dreams
and if you work hard, you can make them come true.