I can see things on posters that I’ve never seen in my whole life. Like before it was just a blank wall. Now I look at signs. You know if you go into a shop and it says – buy one, get one free. They meant nothing to me. I wouldn’t have even noticed them, that’s being out straight. I don’t know how I didn’t poison my child!
I used to go by the labels on the tins. Now I’m seeing all these little things that I’ve never seen before. It’s amazing. Like a whole new world has opened up for me. A new window.
When I came in here first, I actually thought there was something wrong with my head. My tutor learned me little words, small words and the alphabet. I thought I could never read a book in my life and one day she brought in a book with all the small words in it. I read it. My tutor said “Now, I thought you told me you couldn’t read a book!” I couldn’t stop laughing at the idea!
I can see things now I have never seen before.
When I came in here first, I couldn’t sleep all night. When I came here first I thought everyone was looking at me. It’s your nerves. Now I don’t mind who sees me.
It is the best thing I ever done.