This time six years ago I was finishing my last pieces of coursework, and performances at University and applying to do my PGCE at Liverpool Hope University. I had pretty much planned the next few years of my life and felt content with my choices.
I thought I would get my teaching degree (Dance and Drama) then teach for a few years, settle down, have a family, bish bash bosh. Easy peasy.
After graduation with an upper 2:1 in Drama (and not hearing back from PGCE University, I had to have major realignment surgery on my right patella (seven dislocations not nice). I then suffered from post operative depression and struggled with underlying mental health issues (which one day I will share with you all when I feel brave enough). I was bed ridden for months both from my operation and the depression.
I kept in touch with very good friends from University and my love of the arts grew I even started writing again and wrote some very dark, 'In Yer Face Theatre'. I missed Liverpool and I suppose the security net of encouraging tutors and friends who could help me focus on my ideas and put them to production.
When I began to deal with my battles I flitted from one temp job to another, using my people-person skills to work in reception and admin roles etc. During this time I had gone from the turbulent relationship with bad boy Boog to being in denial with Daddy-Doo.
Then Youngling happened.
|Outside my Third Year Halls of Residence|
So now I am a Single SHAM with a degree, a recently obtained Journalism course (not an official recognised qualification) and a lack of confidence. Though I am fortunate enough to have the governments help towards my finances but I do not take this lightly. I know it will not last forever so I need to start saving. I would like to get back into work, but I would now like a career. But what?
Apparently I am over qualified for any courses the government may offer to help change my career path. Even as a Single Mother on Benefits I am not entitled to any educational help because of my educational history and age. Anything I would like/need to learn to get me back into the working world I would have to fund myself.
So what do I do?
I like to work from home maybe popping into an office two days a week. So I know I need something that can cater for that. I am not too fussed about being super rich as long as I can live comfortably and manage to pay the bills and save a little for something that we really want/need. My amazing cousin has the best work ethic ever. The Welsh Wonder is a Teaching Assistant and has the ability/potential to become a head teacher if she wanted. She is so happy in her role helping others and living comfortably that she goes to work with a smile on her face. I want to WANT to go to work if you know what I mean?
What do you think I would be good at?