Jenny: A story of inspiration
I started my post secondary education on my 49th birthday. I decided that when I grow up, I want to call bingo numbers to old people and kick their butts at cribbage. And I want to get paid to do that. I love people and I love working with people and I love fun! So I chose Recreation and Leisure.
My gramma is 96 years old, so I have a lot of experience with aging! My family inspires me to always keep going no matter what, and have been very supportive. My daughter is in her 3rd year at University of Guelph. We will graduate the same year.
Everyone I meet, every story I hear inspires me to be a better person, and to give a little of that back to those who need it. The majority of my current "peer" group is 30 years younger than me, but I have learned so much from them, and just love them all!
In this economy, I needed solid skills, a post secondary diploma, and a career that would provide employment until I can retire. Working in geriatrics (with my lovely old people) will be guaranteed employment. This is my goal, but there are endless possibilities with this diploma. I am inspired to find out what the world will offer me.