Went back to university/college today. It was ok, but it felt really weird after being off for about a month.
But that’s not what I want to rant about. I’m going to rant about money. Now because my parents receive a certain amount of income a year I get help with funding for my education, which most people in university also receive. Now before any of you think that I’m a lucky bugger let me tell you I’m not, because it really isn’t that much money at all. Honestly.
Starting this year in September I knew I was going to be down by about £500. I think the loans company got something wrong. Because I don’t get the full grant this year I am now down by another £600 as I do not get the damn bursary off my college, bringing the total to around minus £1100…and that is a lot of money to lose.
If that wasn’t bad enough it looks like bus fair has gone up AGAIN so it’s going to cost a fortune to get to college. Then of course I have to buy all the necessary stuff I need, like school books and toiletries.
It’s like all of a sudden my world has been tipped upside down by money matters. And I know you are all thinking: why don’t I get a job to cover myself? Firstly, I am working on that. Secondly, there is only so much I can work in a week, what with college/university three days a week and work experience once a week. I also need some time to get assignments and study done outside of college, plus, if it’s not too much to ask, just a little bit of time for myself. Please?
I know I need a job, so stop rolling your eyes. Jeez.
So anyway, I’m going to go and bury my head in the sand like an emo…uh I mean emu.