Uni and Lockdown 2.0

What I wanted to do was update this blog once we had moved into our beautiful little cottage, as I said in my last update. Unfortunately we are still waiting. This isn’t helped by the county we are in, in beautiful North Wales, now being back in lockdown. Local lockdown.

Just 15 minutes ago I received that fateful call… work is putting us back on furlough. ‘What’s the point in being open?’, he said. ‘We rely on tourists’, he sighed. ‘I only saw 6 people in the shop today, and one was a delivery driver’, I agreed. So that’s that. Apart from weekends, where we open for 6 hours each day, we are no longer working again. There’s three of us and we work alone. I can’t say I’m surprised, though.

I also can’t say I’m entirely unhappy about this either. I’ve just started University! I have no idea what I’m doing!

Officially, as of the 3rd October 2020 I am a BSc Biology student with the Open University. I have studied before at a proper bricks-and-mortar university, but this is all new. Re-lockdown couldn’t have come at a better time while I get to grips with how to study a whole degree online. And I chose to do it full-time, two modules at once.

On top of this, I work two to three days a week in a local shop, summertime being the busiest which works well with the school schedule of a university, a summer holiday is the perfect time for the shop to get busy. But right now I wonder.. will I have that job much longer?

Thank goodness for student loans!

Not that I encourage anyone into debt, but applying for the full whack of help may be our saviour once the world stops turning on its head for everyone, and we realise, ‘Oh bum! We can’t afford to rent this house’ or something equally horrific.

Published by Sharnie

Student biologist, aspiring embryologist, blogger and animal lover.

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