Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Sorting my future

What a wet Wednesday we are having here. Sorry, couldn't resist the opportunity for an alliteration. I like alliteration. But in all seriousness, it is very wet, grey and miserable outside today so we're keeping warm and dry inside. Staying home has given me time to sort some stuff out for my near future.

First, I had my nuisance follow up call from my "work coach" at Universal Credit. Seriously, I cannot wait to get off this system! Basically, the work coach was just checking in to see if I'd done what she told me to do back in May. You can see the details of that conversation in my 'Feeling Controlled' blog post. Anyway, I informed her that I now plan on doing full time study next instead of part-time and thankfully she didn't try and talk me into doing anything else. She just explained what will happen financially when I start studying. She was actually very helpful and I feel more confident about studying now. She did ask if I'd considered childcare for Flynn, tp which I said I wanted to be home with him and she was very supportive of that, which was a welcome surprise. She even went as far to say that it's my life and they don't want to push me to do something that I don't want to do. That statement really surprised me!

So I got that phone call out of the way and then looked at what documentation I needed for student finance and of course it's a British passport (which I don't have) or my birth certificate (which I don't have). I got my learners permit in order to apply for my birth certificate which I plan to do next month (this month is already expensive enough). I am planning on getting my British passport too though. For that though, I need both my birth certificate as well as my mums. So today, I ordered a copy of my mums birth certificate and once I have my birth certificate, I'll apply for my British passport. Then I'll have all the important documents I'll ever need. My drivers license, my birth certificate, my Australian passport, my British passport as well as my mums birth certificate (just in case).

Feeling good today about getting all this sorted. Just another step ticked off. Who knew getting organised could be so enjoyable? Oh no, I'm turning into Monica from Friends!

Until next time,
Alli xo

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