AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY/PERSONAL NARRATIVE
My name is Stephanie Jones and I was born in Small Town, MB in August 1971.
I am the eldest and my brother is three years younger. The two towns where I have
resided most of my life are Small Town and Middle Town, Manitoba. Different events in
my live have directed this path depending on the circumstances I found myself in. Small
Town is a small town with a little over 3000 residents. However, Middle Town is larger
with approximately 155 000 residents.
I grew up in a northern Francophone family where the provider, my father, was
susceptible to layoffs every year. I quickly learned about the powers of an employer and
a union’s visions. Unemployment insurance, as it was called back then, was a subject of
discussion over many dinners. This way of life, caused a great deal of stress for the
family. I remember my mother limiting certain foods or extras such as outings to make
Later as an adolescent, I was an active member of my high school’s student
council. Despite my future visions and good intentions to pursue post-secondary
studies, many decisions and circumstances influenced my path. When I did not receive
financial assistance to attend a post-secondary institution right after high school, I had
to rethink my strategies. I was devastated that I could not pursue my dreams of
obtaining the education I had always desired.
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