At the age of 32 and with a family of 5, I have found myself at a point in my life where I can ask myself, "What do I want to do now?" My children are all in school and childcare for income no longer interests me.
As I started to seriously look at my options with a grade 10 education, I kept coming to the same roadblock. Everywhere required a high school diploma. The thought of returning to school and studying overwhelmed me, to say the least. I thought it to be impossible. I had a hundred and one excuses why I just could not do it.
Then one day, out of the blue, my father-in-law called me up and shared with me what he had just read in the Northside News about the Adult Learning Program that offered an evening class. You work at your own pace and with a classroom size of 8, I knew it was perfect. Now, just to get myself through the door.
That was almost 3 months ago and I am now preparing to write my GED. This was a very hard decision to make, but once I was through the door and on my way, all the negative feelings and anxiety faded away. Now, I can concentrate on a future I want.