Hi everyone....so a little more about me GaFra. I grew up in a middle class home with just me my younger brother, my father and my mom. We spent most of our time with our mom. She was open to anything I or my brother wanted to do. I did ballet ( I started at an old age...10 years old) and danced until I was 16yrs and my mom would be parked outside of the Caribbean School of Dance for hours while I did my classes or my ballet exams. Dance was my biggest love. I loved moving and feeling the music.
I attended Fatima RC primary school and passed for Curepe Junior Secondary school but my Godmother got me a transfer to Providence Girls. I stayed there until Form 2 then got another transfrer to St Joseph Convent Port of Spain. I Did my O'levels there then did my A'levels at St Francois Girls. I loved school and I loved all 3 schools I attended. I still have friends from the last 2 schools but I also wanted to go further. My dream then was to get qualifications and become a top executive of a company. Art was nowhere in my mind or my life. The only thing I knew was I liked doing pencil drawings but that was it.
After High school I worked for a year and a half at RBTT Bank. That was the only company to respond to my application for a job. My parents weren't into getting qualifications. They assumed after school you got a job and then eventually had a family. That wasnt my plan. I even wanted to go abroad to study so I did the SAT exams. Please understand that I didnt even know much about how to even apply to study abroad all I knew was you need good SAT scores to get in. I didnt study or do classes for the SAT exams like my kids do today. I organised and did the exams on my own but when I asked my parents if I could go abroad to study they said they didn't have that kind of money. So that plan was a bust.
By the way my score from the SAT exam was 1400. I didnt even know if that was good or not. So I had to find another way to get my degree. Thats when I heard about CESS. This was a Bank campaign where you took a loan which your parents co signed and after you finished your degree you got a job and paid back the loan. And people that's how I got my degree.
If you really want something nothing can keep you from achieving it except you.
So I earned my degree and went out into the working world. Thats when RBTT hired me again but I was a simple teller.
Want to know what happens next? Do I just work in a bank for years? Check my blog next week and find out what happens next. Love you all.