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Financial Literacy Reflective Journal Student ID: BANTD1801 Word count: 2700 Date completed: 26/05/2018 My lifestyles thoughts, behaviour and experiences… Prior coming into Deakin, I completed VCE year 12. During primary and high school, I always was focused much more on sport activities and training rather than my study. I was a competitive swimmer, training nine-ten times a A look inside Tamara’s thoughts…………..
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week, divided into morning and night sessions (before & after school), each lasting 3-4 hours, I was doing this from the age of 8 through to 16. With my intensive swim training it made it very hard to manage the workload of school as well as the stress and pressure to excel and succeed as a professional athlete. Having this constant pressure to achieve both sides, this forced me to find a balance between the both essentials in my life at the time. I quickly began to find spare time to work on my studies in between my hardcore training schedule, making things easier with the help and understanding of my teachers at school. One big thing i faced and learned was, studies should always be put first. I always found swimming as my way to get away from the world and I felt stress free when I was in the water, however my coaches pushed me to train more, and study less. Part of my squad (what we call our swimming groups) it was essential that we attended all training sessions and missing training was hardly an option, it was a very strict environment which made it hard to succeed in both my studies and my sport. However, I made it in the end! When I was 17, I eventually felt very fatigued and tired by the sport and chose to discontinue training and competing and focus on my studies in the next year. It was one of the best decisions I made, as I felt as though, I always resorted to swimming as a way to feel relaxed and walk away from the other stresses of life for instance school and exams. I grew a lot as a person when quitting the sport, I learnt many life lessons and am glad I got to experience what I did! During my last final year, VCE year 12. It was a full-on year! I did subjects such as Maths, both Further & Methods, which I really enjoyed because I loved working with numbers, I did Studio Arts, Health & Human Development as well as English which was compulsory. My experiences with these subjects were quite average, I feel as though the high school environment is much more chill, and supportive. I always knew going into university, the support level for students would decrease dramatically as that was what everyone said! They were not wrong! The high school environment is much more of a community, everyone works together to achieve better, this included class discussions, q-card tests between classmates as well as study groups. This support system was great, and it really helped for the meantime, students were able to bond new friendships and create a fun environment to work in. However, my experience so far at Deakin, is quite the opposite, I
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