Time was wasted for the crimes I committed.
Time was spent living in placements and mental hospitals.
I doubted my future.
I doubted my ability to make it.
I didn’t have faith.
When it came to education I felt as if I didn’t have a place.
Many would ask “do you see yourself graduating?” and I would say no
with a serious face.
I said I wouldn’t make it.
Self-confidence I just didn’t have it.
Jumping placement to placement with messed up credits only gave
me more doubt and made me still believe I just would not make it.
When I came home I didn’t return to school.
I was embarrassed because I was homeless and being snuck into cold
I asked for help but still felt that I would just fail.
5 months later popped up pregnant.
Knew if I didn’t return to school my life would be a living hell.
Got into PLC and was told I was smart and capable.
Found motivation and was ready to excel.
Overcame my obstacles with hard work and dedication
And now the time is here, next month I would be graduating.
My name is Sade and although I had doubts and thought I would never
make it STILL I SUCCEED!
This isn’t my final stop.
Seeking higher education,
YES, I WILL PROCEED!