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Andrew Morley #thereslifeafter Year 12 Exams

220,000 young Australians are about to go through one of the most stressful times of their lives: year 12 exams.
Reach out to a year 12 student this month to let them know there’s life after year 12 exams by sharing a video from http://thereslifeafter.org  #thereslifeafter

  • Author: Reach Out
  • Upload Date: 2014-10-15

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My life so far

My life so far

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My advice for those going through rough times is that nothing you can do will change the past.

Things will happen and, if we accept that, we can move on to change the things we can change. My mother died of breast cancer in 2007 when I was 12, and my father was hardly ever around so I often moved form home to home.

During this time i was constantly told that I would amount to nothing, that I wasn't good enough. But i worked hard, trying to proove them wrong. Now i'm 18, have been in various musicals and plays, recieved a 82 ATAR, got accepted into a Bachelor Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor Arts majoring in drama with distinction and high distinction averages, work in a theatre as a general technician while also designing for theatre productions, have auditioned for broadway and happier than i've ever been. All this happened because I wanted to prove them wrong and I didn't wait for someone to help me. When the world turns its back on you, you scream a little louder until it notices you. Work hard and you will get where you want to be.

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I quick description of my life to date and the achievements i've made by working hard.

  • Author: Dean
  • Upload Date: 2013-11-21

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2 Responses to “School, Uni, TAFE”

  1. Cloweh says:

    Hey Dudes,
    Uni is gr8, u learn so much from every1 and u have such a gr8 time der. Lol.

  2. MelandCJ says:

    I’ve struggled for many years to actually pass a TAFE course and qualify!
    Everyone says its soooo easy, but they don’t live a crazy life of “drop everything and run” all the time and they dont understand that distractions and put downs really stuff everything up for me.
    I struggle to articulate what I want to in reports. I can’t concentrate for any length of time – even 5 minutes!!
    Im always kicked off the computer or told I need to be doing house work or shopping instead, told I’m useless, stupid, “go get a “real” job now”, I “will fail anyway so what’s the point?” etc.
    Worst of all is trying to feed your family and yourself and still have some sort of a “life” or do some volunteering or other courses to make your resume look better (try to concentrate with no food!)on little to no income, even student discounts don’t go far really.

    Raising a family, being a “good daughter”, trying to be a friend and adhering to demands while looking for work and trying to study isn’t glamorous.

    But i hear Uni is really good – and I would like to go there one day!

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