Monday, 3 December 2012

A Return of Sorts

So this has proved quite a difficult post to write - not because anything awful has happened, but because I am a master procrastinator and very adept at putting things off. Also, I haven't really been in the right frame of mind for blogging - does anyone really want to know how I've spent my first month of unemployment moping about the flat in my pyjamas, drinking endless cups of tea/coffee/hot chocolate and filling in my homework sheet Looking for Work Form* for the JobCentre? Probably not.

Anyway, I'm bored of moping now, so that's enough of that.

Instead, I've enrolled onto the Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme and am getting help and advice on starting up a vintage/crafty business (the one good thing about being on the dole is that I qualify for advice - and hopefully funding - that I wouldn't otherwise have access to). So far, I've only attended an information session, so it is very early days, but due to a cancellation I'm attending the second part of the programme tomorrow and I'm really excited. It's a 4-day course cramming in everything you need to know such as book-keeping, tax stuff and how to write a business plan. I think it's going to be pretty intense. I'm going to keep you updated on the progress as much as possible - I figure it might be of interest to anyone else who's thinking of doing something similar.
 
It'll be a while before things are back to normal around here as I'm still struggling to take photos and I think I'm going to be super-busy with this new venture, so I think you'll have to bear with me for a bit until I know where I am with it all. I'm really looking forward to getting properly started and getting back into blogging and I feel so much happier now I have a project.

I'll let you know how I get on as soon as possible.
 
Thank you for sticking around and thank you and welcome to my new followers!
 
Also a special thank you to CityScape Skybaby for nominating me for a Liebster Award - there will be a post about this soon I promise.
 
Right, I'd better get myself to bed as I think tomorrow will be a long day.
 
Nikki x

*With sections such as "What I did", "What Happened" and "What I Will do Next", I always feel like it should be made of coloured paper and I should fill it in with crayon and add glitter. Maybe one day I will.