Skilled Trades Promoter | An open letter to highschool guidance counsellors.

If you had an opportunity to start your education all over again, would you pick the same pathway? Does your career make you happy and provide you with the financial stability and job satisfaction you were expecting? If so, you are one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately, not all of us have that same luxury.

As a small-town girl from Timmins, my personal journey was a struggle. I was diagnosed with ADHD in my early years of elementary school. I was hyper, impulsive, could not sit still and extremely disruptive. I imagine it was frustrating for my educators and fellow classmates, however, my parents did not see the need to have me medicated, as they believed in discipline. I was held accountable for my actions and regularly punished. Despite the consequences, I could not seem to manage my own “bad” behaviour.

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