For me the biggest difference I noticed was just in my mindset and how changing the label from unemployed person to student boosted my mental health. But the following are just a few other differences I have noticed.I will say I never in a million years thought I would be loving study as much as I do, I genuinely look forward to class and enjoy doing the assignments (most of the time!). Starting my diploma almost 2 weeks ago was terrifying but so far so good and it's nice to build onto my skills and expand my knowledge of Community Services. I am so thankful to have great support around me and for me to able to study and not feel like I have to look for work. I will say a part of me is worried what will happen once I get my diploma on the front but I am giving it to God and know that he has right job out there for me.
***pic taken from my Instagram that I posted 2 weeks ago day 1 VS day 2 of my diploma.
· Wake up every morning ready to learn and do assignments.
· Self care needs to be scheduled.
· Get forced out of your comfort zone.
· Have a set routine.
· Student support interviews and meetings.
· Spend time planning everything around assignments and class.
· Able to buy cute stationery for study.
· Sleeping through alarm = bad.
· Fall down the stairs on campus.
· Not able to sign for packages.
· Working towards getting a job.
· Baking for stress relief.
· Having to keep track of class printouts (so many!).
· Wake up every morning with uncertainty.
· Self care can be anytime.
· Can stay in your comfort zone if you want.
· Routine isn’t set.
· Job interviews (when you get them)
· Can plan things for when you feel like it and have the time.
· Still buy cute stationery but not for study.
· What alarm?
· Fall down the stairs anywhere.
· Able to sign for packages.
· Trying to find a job.
· Baking to cure boredom.
· Having to keep track of employment documents.