So in true Mature age student style, I have something to say.
A lot of saying ‘yes’ led me to opportunities and experiences in life that are responsible for who and where I am today. I rarely say no to the chance to try new things and challenge myself.
Yes, I’ll move to Perth; Yes, I want to go back to uni; Yes, I can do it on my own.
But it was saying ‘no’ that was responsible for me walking out of the Drill Hall as a graduate.
No, I’m not going to move back East; No, I will not allow myself to fail; No, I’ll stay in this weekend; No, I won’t listen to the negativity.
Yes’s will give you the opportunity, yes’s will grow you. But no’s will keep you focused, no’s will keep your energy working on the bigger picture.
I wouldn’t of been able to make it through and maintain that balance without the constant support of my Mum and Dad, the unending support of my beautiful, kind and patient friends, and the occasional “no, fuck off” to things/people that would get in my way. So Thankyou, for letting me do it my way, putting up with the tears, and joining me for bevies on Friday’s in the long breaks until our Friday arvo tutes.
This is Prue, and this is my Ted Talk. #unda #notredamefremantle #bachelorofexerciseandsportscience #bachelorofpreventivehealth #doubledegree