Now here’s Tabatha’s first entry!
As a mere freshman, I always envisioned my life like this: make it to grade twelve, graduate, find a job, and become rich and famous. Somehow. Probably by becoming an author. Or a movie star. Whatever works, y’know? Nothing is going as I planned though, and you know what? I’m perfectly alright with this. Much has changed since I entered grade nine. When I began high school, I was living with my mother, whereas now, I am living in foster care.
Being in foster care has changed the direction of my life drastically. I never expected my life to take this turn, and I honestly don’t mind. In fact, I am excited for my new life. My name is Tabatha Pilon, and I’m going to be an ambassador for Canada for the 2011-2012 school year, in Denmark.
On August 5th 2011, I took a huge step in my life. I boarded a plane and flew to a country that speaks a different language; that has different laws; that looks entirely different from Canada; and most importantly, a country that has a completely different fashion sense. Denmark is where I will be living for the next year. I will live with three families during my exchange, ensuring that I am able to experience different traditions, experience different homes, and overall, have an amazing year. I will be attending the local high school (which is called a Gymnasium) and I will be learning the language(Danish).
None of this would have been possible without the Children’s Aid, and I would like to thank everyone who is a part of this amazing organization for giving me the opportunity to go on this adventure, as well as the amazing support that they have provided me.