My blazer and head to class

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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.”

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