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November 14, 2005

Photo of Charlene Daurie with her daughter Michel

This story was written by Charlene Daurie, from Truro, Nova Scotia. Charlene is a student at Colchester Adult Learning Association (CALA) in Truro.

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by Charlene G. Daurie

I have a daughter living with me - her name is: Michel Anny Klyne.

I'm hoping to get off of social assistance, and eventually provide for my daughter and me without government help.

I now see psychologically I have a long road ahead of me. I have to NOT give up.

I want to make it. I have to believe deep inside of myself that this is something I can do that will help me better myself.

I'm from Nova Scotia and I have another kind of education also and it is not the formal class kind - I did a lot of traveling. The one place I really liked was walking is in the winter of 1985, when I walked up Haines Junction in the Territories. I enjoyed the part of Alaska that I did see. I think traveling is also an education.

Here is my quote until Christmas 2005. "The turtle wins the race. The race is my life, and I must not give up."

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