This is me.

In 2008 my niece Monique started High school. She was having problems with the assessments and asked me for some help. I helped her all the way through by pointing her in the right direction and lots of encouragement. It didn’t stop there as her sister Alana started High school and I helped her as well. This has started to be a normal thing for me as I have two of my Grandchildren in school. Chloe is in Year 12 and doing well. Emily is in Year 10 and is having lots of problems with school. It has taken me 7 months to get her on the right road and I hope this will go well for her.

 

My sister and I volunteer at the primary school my niece Tahlia Year 6 and Granddaughter Lilly Year 5. The principal came to us and asked if we would like to do a University course, telling us it was only for 12 weeks. I thought about this for a while and remember how I struggled through school. Then I thought that this course was for me and I went to the first day.

 

It was a very intimidating time listening to the things we would do. They made us feel welcome and assured us we could all do this course. I felt a lot better. I have now enrolled and have done the first class. My goal is to finish the 2 years and graduate at the end. This is to show all my nieces and grandchildren you can do anything you want at any age.

9 thoughts on “This is me.

  1. Im so very proud of you mother. Im so glad you are finally doing something for yourself. Sally, Baby, Paul and I will be there to cheer you on every step of the way. Love you

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  2. Hi Jenny, this is a wonderful first blog! Well done for getting it up and running and telling us all about your motivation for being here. And it is great to hear Naomi’s proud comment too. Wonderful.
    With all blogs I make a few corrections when necessary. For today this is one correction:

    *My sister and I volunteer at the school my niece Tahlia Year 6 and Granddaughter Lilly Year 5.
    = It is not quite clear which school this is and whether Tahlia and Lilly are at the school at which you are volunteering. You talk in your first paragraph about the High School where your grandchildren are. So in this paragraph where you are talking about where you and your sister are volunteering maybe this is the primary school. Have I got this right? If so then you should write:

    My sister and I volunteer at the primary school at which my niece Tahlia Year 6 and Granddaughter Lilly Year 5 are both students.

    Have I got it??

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  3. Hi Jenny- one more thing I picked up:

    They made us feel welcomed and assured us we could all do this course I felt a lot better. =

    They made us feel welcomed and assured us we could all do this course. I felt a lot better.

    [can you see that a new sentence is needed here at the end???]

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  4. Hi Jenny
    I am one of Michaels students from ACU, and I thought I would read some of your blogs. This was a great first blog it was so nice to learn more about who you are and get a little insight into your life. I absolutely love that you are giving this a go and trying to show your nieces and grandchildren that you can do anything (I bet that they can by having you as an example). I have no doubt that you will reach your goal of graduating, keep up the inspiring work.

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