College or Work? Decision Time. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. 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 about what to do for the next Academic year. I mean, should I quit 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 advises other people, but I cannot advise myself. Am I the only one?
College or Work? Decision Time
What is going on?
Well, I have been on a course at college for 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, circumstances had recently hanged, which has caused my financial support to reduce. Right now, the only support I have is a 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 excellent and could bring happiness and greatness to my and my 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 job market is very high because everybody is job hunting and lots and lots of businesses and companies are closing down. So clearly, I have a 10% chance of getting a job because I am a single mum and need childcare.
If I go to college, I will get help with 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 time at home, job hunting, etc I will miss college and wish 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.