July 14, 2008
This week, we have a story written by Shannon Wolfe, from Truro, Nova Scotia. Shannon is a single mother of three children. She works part-time and was recently enrolled in literacy classes at Colchester Adult Learning Association.
My name is Shannon Wolfe. I am a single mother of three and I work as well as go to school. I was first introduced to CALA by CSA worker at Community Services here in Truro. Let me tell you, deciding to go back to school was the best decision I ever made! It was very tiring raising three children, working, doing housework AND going to school, but I did it! I successfully completed CALA, and today I'm a student attending the NSCC and soon will write my GED. Believe me, if it wasn't for the help, support & encouragement from the CALA staff, me and my children wouldn't be where we are today. Don't ever think because you are a single mother or father, you can't go back to school, or that you're too “old” -you're not! I thought that way too, but here I am now, still going strong and in high gear because I now believe I can succeed and I will. So go for it- Go back to school, finish your dream and make it a reality! If I can do it, any of you can too. I believe in you as well as the CALA staff. Good Luck.
[This story was taken with permission from The Joy of Learning, Fall 2007, published by CALA.]