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Jellyelephant is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Abi,

Please don't be sorry. Have you ever heard of the phrase "You can't pour from an empty cup"? I feel like this applies here. You need to look after yourself before you can start caring for other people. I know you know all about self care so I won't go on, but try and practise it a little, the way you encourage others to. It's great that you have other skills too, I know music is one of your passions in life and hopefully by studying it that can help you get to where you want to be. Take all the time you need, you don't have to support people in SC all of the time - chat is there to support you too when you are going through difficult times.

Take care of yourself

Jelly x"
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Consequences of not going full time education?

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  • Consequences of not going full time education?

    Does anyone know what the consequences are if I don't go to college? I'm currently looking into doing my GCSEs there alone and if I can't I'm just thinking of just canceling this current course I'm going to start and doing one next year. either way if I can do my GCSEs its not as many hours as they want you to do so I'll still lose my child tax credit which my mum doesn't mind, but is there anything worse that could happen?
    "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
    ~ Tim Finn

    - LAINE

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    Hey Lane,

    So I started college this year, but I really wasn't ready for it and soon dropped out. Going back this September, hopefully!

    Nothing ever happened to me really. I have to pay more for glasses and my prescription and dental stuff (the stuff you normally have discounted or free if youre in employment or full time education) but that's about it really. So if you do have any medical problems, that's something to think about.

    Another thing I'm concerned about myself is the gap in the timeline on your CV, I've done nothing for a year so that'll look bad to employers. It might be better for you because you're still doing GCSEs, but I haven't got a clue.

    Sorry I couldn't be much help, anyway good luck with whatever you do Lane!
    Tough times never last, but tough people do


    • #3
      Thanks Aidan! I'm thinking of doing my GCSEs online and still doing my volunteer work at the same time, I just wanted to make sure there was no like fines or anything
      "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
      ~ Tim Finn

      - LAINE


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