So, guys, we are in March now. That means there are only 3 months left until the end of the Academic year. I am completely torn in what to do for the next Academic year. I mean, should I leave college and try to get a part-time job? Should I stay in college and struggle with no money? I am the sort of person who gives advice to other people but I cannot advice myself. Am I the only one?
What is going on?
Well, I have been on a course at college in the last 2 years and I have worked very hard to make sure I get everything passed and completed. During that time my financial support has been good, however, recently my circumstances had changed and that has caused my financial support to reduce. Right now, the only support I have is college Bursary but that will only last until June. What happens after June? That is the issue I am facing. So obviously, everyone goes on summer holidays etc. and then goes back to work/school in August.
I am a single mum with no money. I would love to continue and finish 2 more years at college, Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma, clearly that was my goal in going back to studies in the first place. It would be very awesome and could bring happiness and greatness for mine and daughter’s future. However, due to low finance, I may not be able to cope with everything. Everywhere I go or turn to for advice, all say HNC level is hard. It’s almost terrifying when I think about it. But I still have the determination to go for it. All I need is to get my finance issue sorted.
We all know the market for jobs is very high at the moment because everybody is job hunting and there are lots and lots of business and companies closing down. So clearly I have a 10% chance of getting a job because I am a single mum and I will need help with childcare.
If I go to college, I will get help childcare. If I get a full-time job, I will have to pay a childminder and that will cost me all my wages. But it’s not only the childcare I am worried about, what about food, what about the bills at home? How will they get paid? If I go to college, how will I cope with the stress from college and money stress and as well as being a mum? If I don’t go to college, I will fill with regret and depression, because although I will be spending the time at home, job hunting, etc I will miss college and wished I had gone for it. I am scared that 5 to 10 years ahead, I might still be jobless and even homeless too.
Should I leave college and hope for the best? Or Should I stay in college and hope for the best too?
So what do I do? Any advice will be appreciated.