Perseverance pays off for journalism graduate

She needed to overcome a number of hurdles on her solution to commencement however Tamryn Christians’ perseverance paid off.

She is among the many graduates from the College of Informatics and Design and is celebrating her journalism qualification.

Tamryn, who grew up in Mitchells Plain, stated her matric 12 months was significantly onerous as her household was evicted from their residence.

She ended up dwelling with lecturers.

In 2015 she utilized to check journalism and was positioned on the ready listing.

“I labored at retail shops throughout this era to assist my mother financially. I utilized to check journalism once more for the 12 months 2016 and bought in.”

She handed her first 12 months of research however struggled in her second 12 months.  

“We had been struggling once more. For almost all of the time, there was no revenue. We moved round very often however going to church is what stored my religion grounded.”

She began an internship at Impartial Media.

“The stress nonetheless was mounting up and I failed considered one of my topics. I got here again the next 12 months, and by then, I had secured a contract job at a sister firm of Impartial Media (African Information Company). The staff there did their finest to help me on my journey, however the stress was an excessive amount of. I dropped out. I felt so defeated. I assumed that graduating or acquiring any type of qualification, was simply not for me.”

Nevertheless, a 12 months later, she realised she wanted to return to her research.

“A member of the family supplied me a spot to stay as a result of I used to be principally homeless. No place to go. I did my second 12 months in 2020 once more and handed.”

Tamryn accomplished her third-year final 12 months.

“Loads has occurred these previous six years. It principally took me double the quantity of years to graduate, however I did it. I really feel I’ve come a good distance and eventually – my perseverance has paid off. I would wish to encourage everybody who’s on the point of giving as much as maintain pushing. It’s possible you’ll assume that one thing is just not for you when it does not occur if you anticipated it to occur. However it’s going to occur whether it is destined to. Do not turn out to be distracted by what everybody else is attaining round you. You could have your personal God ordained timeline. Deal with your self and the place you should be. Pray about it, seek the advice of with God. “

Tamryn now works as a contract videographer and photographer and does Public Relations work for a political occasion.