Going back to school and completing Grade 12 prepared me for the big world. I still hate exams, but I learned to prepare for them so they don't intimidate me as much as they used to. I also learned that I can do whatever I put my mind to. Before I came to UFV, I felt stupid. I felt like a quitter and wondered how I was going to get anywhere in the world and accomplish my dreams. I had the drive, and the UUP department gave me encouragement and guidance. Now I feel confident and have the tools to reach my dreams.