Hello there. Welcome to our diary entry series. We are going to be taking a peek at the diary entries of some of our readers. See whether you can relate to any of their stories, and see how they solved their predicaments. Feel free to leave your comments in the box below.
For our first entry, meet our birthday girl: she was kind enough to share her story with us…
My Life with No Matric
9 June 2014
It’s my birthday… again!!! Birthdays always come so quickly – before I get the chance to do any of the things that I promised myself I’d do before the next birthday comes along.
My phone is off, as it always is on my birthday. I hate it when people call me to wish me for my birthday. The conversation always turns to, “So, what are you doing these days?” What will I tell them? That I am still waiting for the one or two days a week when Tamy’s Bar & Grill is short-staffed so that they call me in to assist?
All my friends did well at school, and now they have very good jobs and nice cars. How can I compete with that? I feel like this every birthday, because it is a reminder of how much of my life I am wasting.
I don’t think there is any way out of this predicament, because with no Matric, it is a harsh world for me. I can’t go to college to learn a new skill and advance myself, because they all require Matric. Even if I did get the chance to study, I do not think I would pass. I always found schoolwork difficult. Back then, I still had my friends to help me with homework, so what chance do I possibly have now? Anyway, I am probably too old to start studying now. Everyone my age has already finished their studies.
I wish I could find a way to get out of this pit and celebrate my birthday differently next year. I wish I could get some education, even though I have no Matric. If only…
Sad Birthday Girl
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