I left High school in grade 11 when I was 19 because I had become pregnant. I had a lot to plan for so school didn’t fit into my schedule at that time in my life. Up until then I always had a hard time learning in different schools because I was moved around a lot. Also it didn’t help that some of the teachers I had didn’t work with us one on one.
September 19, 2005, my son was born. My life was completely turned around. I began to take everything seriously, and thought a lot about how important education was to me in so many different everyday issues. As I had to learn how to be a mom, I needed to know how to care for an infant, how to multi-task. I needed to know how to handle money like to keep a solid budget. I needed to know how to plan for our future, achieve goals, and have a scheduled routine in life.
I am now attending the Dartmouth Literacy Program. I would just like to say that it is a more positive experience than the previous one, and I am learning and understanding my work like I never imagined I could. I plan to complete this program and move on to Akerley, to attend the Adult Learning Program and get my adult high school diploma. I would like to study my options for University, then continue on to my future career.