Newsletter: Autumn 2021

From ADHD to a Master's Degree

I was told by a teacher I would not succeed, that higher education was not possible. I could not achieve because academically I was unable. Those words haunted me because I knew deep down that was not true. School was difficult, not impossible. At that moment I had a choice to believe what was said or I needed to change the narrative I was told.

Eight years later I received a Bachelor’s degree and now a Master’s in Counselling. I also have ADHD, a chemical imbalance and spent one school year in special education. My journey has been difficult and some days were incredibly hard. When I look back at the struggles, I can honestly say it has been worth it. I work with people who feel they cannot learn or the road is too hard. I get it. There is a struggle in life, yet there is also hope for a better future.
- James Simpson

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