“University has helped me believe in myself.”
As a child, my self-esteem and self-worth were extremely low, and I did not believe that I was intelligent enough to succeed in university. My first attempt at university was right after high school, but my drinking and self-destructive behavior took control, and I quit after two months. After years of therapy and successful employment, I decided it was time to pursue my dream of obtaining a university degree. When I reapplied to university 24 years later, I was fearful and uncertain of my acceptance. To my amazement, Western University accepted me .…and I was overjoyed!