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memyself and b

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i would just like to say a HUGE well done to all of you who have either got a job,have a career,studying and those who have done something academically!! This is something that amazes me tremendously as I would love to do something academically or even hold down a job but was bullied at school and was told throughout my childhood that I would not amount to anything along with a lot of other stuff and although I have overcome some things through cbt the academical thing still sticks, I simply dont think I'm brainy enough so I dont go there, plus I dont trust anyone else to look after my kids! Maybe one day when all of the kids are at school???:unsure:
 
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kinisha

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Oct 9, 2009
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Hamilton, New Zealand
you can do it

Hi, My name is Lisa

You can do it.
After struggling with personal issues I left school at 15. At sixteen I had my first of about 25 hospital stays for mental illness. At 18 I had my son. I spent many years on an invalids benefit as the doctor said I would never be able to handle work. Although I was able to do voluntary work the doctors wordsbecame a self fulfilling prophecy and I found myself unable to work. In my early 30's I decided that I was not an invalid and went to Work and Income and arranged to move off Invalids benefit onto a Solo Parents Benefit ( even though it meant a $30 drop in income). This was my starting place to move on. After that I spent 10 months at a cafe ( which was a real struggle due to illness issues) , before completing a teacher aid course. After completing the couse I completed a free lifeworks course from home which included goal setting, health, and positive messages. I then decided to move into Early childhood teaching and began voluntary work at a childcare which led into paid work. I have now been working at the centre for six years and completed my Early Childhood Teaching Diploma. I have been appointed Acting Supervisor in my area but this is a bit of a challenge and am unsure whether it will work out. It has not been an easy journey but can be accomplished. Challenges include:: feelings of inadequacy, negative self talk, stickability, medication issues, getting into a routine, ordering sleep patterns, and mixing with others on a professional and social level.
YOU CAN DO IT:):)
 
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memyself and b

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WOW thanks for that, I like to think that I will do something but Im moving in 8weeks and I have 2 kids under the age of 5 so thats enough to deal with at present but when we get sorted I may start with something small??? But thanks for the inspiration:clap::hug:
 
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