So I thought I'd put this in a separate post incase the people googling "Cheap Lip Balm Recipe" read this.
This is for my blog friends really.
So I went to WINZ on Wednesday, and they basically told me I have to be working 20 hours a week or my benifit gets cut. Now I'm self employed, doesn't that count for anything? I asked.
Nope. Doesn't count sorry.
You have 4 weeks to get back to us. Work or study or we will basically decide for you.
So, at first I was in a big huff. I was all for selling all my stuff I'd only just finished collecting for my flat and moving back to Mum's... but since I can't stand not having my own space I was actually seriously considering pitching a tent out the back!! "I'm totally gonna get on the news" thinks I. Drama Queen I know.
Basically my reasoning was if I can just cut my expenses right down they won't be breathing down my neck. And I didn't want to give up my business.
But you know how I am with that... I've quit my business like 5 times now.
Long story short....
I decided to skim the job section in the paper and I came across an article on a volunterr sewing organisation which I thought was cool.
Then it hit me. I love sewing. I should learn to sew on an industrial sewing machine and get a sewing job.
It would be perfect and it's the only type of job I actually like the idea of doing.
So I looked up some courses and there's one down the road from me! I have savings to pay for it without a student loan (It will be the last of my savings but it may be worth it) WINZ will be off my back for 6 months which gives me more time in my flat... and I like the idea of becoming a good sewer!
So that's the agenda! Might not happen till next year, but that's the plan!