It Was All Worth It!

Over a year ago I entered a new phase in my life, and that phase was my decision to go back to school! I have been procrastinating about this huge step for the last ten years. I thought, my kids are older, I’m in a dead-end job with no room for advancement, I wasn’t getting any younger, so really what was I waiting for? I bit the bullet and signed up for the Community Support Worker/Social Services Program. I am so glad I did!

My journey began last November and a year later I’m in a job that I love, with more prospects on the horizon. I feel a great sense of accomplishment and pride within myself today and for that, I am very grateful. It was a long hard road of self-discovery and acceptance for who I am. I truly feel that this was my time to discover that, and I don’t think I would have found out who “Patty really was” had I not made the decision to go back to school. So I decided to take my “leap of faith”! I haven’t regretted my decision for one minute.

Today I am a confident woman who is becoming comfortable in her own skin and for that, I will be forever thankful. My teacher helped me see that, and aided me to recognize that I have a lot to contribute and just to go out there and grab it!

Thanks to everyone at Sprott Shaw for believing in me and for helping me to see that with hard work and dedication you can have everything that you want in your life…I am so proud of who I am today, and that I could be a positive role model for my kids! It was all worth it!

Patty P.
Community Support Worker – Social Services
Nanaimo Campus

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