My blazer and head to class
broke up, I suffered post-natal depression and the worst thing was that I realised people didn’t see Ebony anymore, only ‘the girl with the baby’. I was able to get Ruby into day care through JET (Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance Programme) so that it only cost $1.10 a day leaving me able to continue to go to school, but when I got to year 12, it went up to $18 a day and I soon discovered I was pregnant again. Again I was scared, but this time I knew my destination didn’t have to be affected.
Archer was 10 months old when I started uni, and between my partner and I, we’ve found a balance that works for us. He works s at nights as a baker and looks after thehe kids during the day while I study throughout hroughout the day. I did really well in college, but I missed out on gettingg into law by 2.5 points so this year I’m working on doing the full eight units ts (at least 40 hours a week of study) and getting at least one credit to get intonto law next year. I’ve already receivedved one high distinction, two distinctions tions and a credit so I’m well on myy way.
I’d say I was always quite a determined person beforeore I became a mother, but there’s nothingthing like having two little ones relying on you to drive you to be and do your best.”