The following guest post that I am going to share with you is that of a female writer that I have come to admire her tenacity and perseverance. Marelizé Samantha Wepener writes about how life throws her bitter lemons, in turn, she made lemonade and add sugar in it.
Come along with me on a journey to explore such brilliant soul with her stories.
So firstly I graduated High School last year and got multiple University acceptance letters. However by the time University registration closed I still haven’t been able to pay registration fees. This frustrated me because I did well but didn’t finish bursary applications on time so no bursary.
This leaded to my decision to try again(very early) and not give up. Thus trying other things such out in the meantime.
I got the opportunity to tutor a kid in our neighbourhood as of March this year and while it doesn’t pay much,I am grateful for the experience. This keeps me quite busy as I help him with all his homework and learning on Weekday afternoons and sometimes even weekends.
However that alone wouldn’t keep me away. What did keep me busy was helping a girl I know with learning for Math University exams, helping the kid in my neighbourhood and helping my dad clean a neighbour’s garden for some money. However most importantly was something that finally worked out for me.
I will get back to that but first a little more background. I did my University Applications early this year and started looking for bursaries that I could apply for. Sooner than I thought I started getting acceptance letters to the Universities and I was beyond grateful.
The problem layed in bursary applications. I found quite a lot of bursaries open in my field of choice(education) but soon many were being removed from my list as I didn’t comply with the requirements such as living in the area of the bursary,being a family member of an employee of the place with the bursary,wasn’t a certain race,etc. This means suprisingly a list of about 50 options dropped to two.
Those two soon became less however as one wanted total house income to be less than a certain amount even before deductions and with overtime coming back for my dad it meant he was above that amount. Maybe with that amount my dad received he would have been able to help me on his own if living wasn’t expensive and made even more so with debt being a reality.
So I am left with only one bursary option. The bursary looked promising as I started doing the application. That is till it got to the part where I needed to select two priority area subjects,which when reading the list of these subjects didn’t seem like a problem. Except suprise,even though languages are seperate on the list they give for comparison two seperate languages didn’t count seperately when selecting your options. Thus I am down to no bursary option because I can’t change the subjects I chose on my degree application.
By then I am frustrated and deciding I might as well give other things a try.
Eventually something works out. I see an ad on Facebook about IT scholarships from Google and I decide to check it out because while not my first career choice,it is an interest of mine. Thus I open the ad and read that first I need an app called Coursera and I decide to go get it. Might as well check it out,you know?
Now I have Coursera and it is pretty neat. I look for the specific Course that Google is sponsoring and fill in the application for Financial Aid. By now I don’t expect much anymore so when I opened my Gmail this past Monday you can imagine how suprised I was to see I got the finacial aid.
I am so excited and just grateful that something finally gave that a few minutes after reading the gmail I immediately started studying. I mean just wow. Fingers crossed everything works out. I know it may seem stupid but I hope to work through IT till I can one day actually study my main interest. But who knows maybe I end up liking IT more than education.
It is my hope to be posting more now that I feel I have gotten my times sorted out. Thank you all for your support. I hope to grow this blog as much as possible and thus I am grateful for little thing that helps me or supports me.
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