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anonymous asked:

I want to live by myself when I move out of my parent's place but I'm really afraid of money problems? I'm afraid that the only place I can afford will be in the ghetto and it'll all be torn apart and I'll only be allowed to eat one granola bar a week. I'm really stressing out about this. I don't know anything about after school life. I don't know anything about paying bills or how to buy an apartment and it's really scaring me. is there anything you know that can help me?

HI darling,

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Reasons to move out of home

You may decide to leave home for many different reasons, including:

  • wishing to live independently
  • location difficulties – for example, the need to move closer to university
  • conflict with your parents
  • being asked to leave by your parents.

Issues to consider when moving out of home

It’s common to be a little unsure when you make a decision like leaving home. You may choose to move, but find that you face problems you didn’t anticipate, such as:

  • Unreadiness – you may find you are not quite ready to handle all the responsibilities.
  • Money worries – bills including rent, utilities like gas and electricity and the cost of groceries may catch you by surprise, especially if you are used to your parents providing for everything. Debt may become an issue.
  • Flatmate problems – issues such as paying bills on time, sharing housework equally, friends who never pay board, but stay anyway, and lifestyle incompatibilities (such as a non-drug-user flatting with a drug user) may result in hostilities and arguments.

Your parents may be worried

Think about how your parents may be feeling and talk with them if they are worried about you. Most parents want their children to be happy and independent, but they might be concerned about a lot of different things. For example:

  • They may worry that you are not ready.
  • They may be sad because they will miss you.
  • They may think you shouldn’t leave home until you are married or have bought a house.
  • They may be concerned about the people you have chosen to live with.

Reassure your parents that you will keep in touch and visit regularly. Try to leave on a positive note. Hopefully, they are happy about your plans and support your decision.

Tips for a successful move

Tips include:

  • Don’t make a rash decision – consider the situation carefully. Are you ready to live independently? Do you make enough money to support yourself? Are you moving out for the right reasons?
  • Draw up a realistic budget – don’t forget to include ‘hidden’ expenses such as the property’s security deposit or bond (usually four weeks’ rent), connection fees for utilities, and home and contents insurance.
  • Communicate – avoid misunderstandings, hostilities and arguments by talking openly and respectfully about your concerns with flatmates and parents. Make sure you’re open to their point of view too – getting along is a two-way street.
  • Keep in touch – talk to your parents about regular home visits: for example, having Sunday night dinner together every week.
  • Work out acceptable behaviour – if your parents don’t like your flatmate(s), find out why. It is usually the behaviour rather than the person that causes offence (for example, swearing or smoking). Out of respect for your parents, ask your flatmate(s) to be on their best behaviour when your parents visit and do the same for them.
  • Ask for help – if things are becoming difficult, don’t be too proud to ask your parents for help. They have a lot of life experience.

If your family home does not provide support

Not everyone who leaves home can return home or ask their parents for help in times of trouble. If you have been thrown out of home or left home to escape abuse or conflict, you may be too young or unprepared to cope.

If you are a fostered child, you will have to leave the state-care system when you turn 18, but you may not be ready to make the sudden transition to independence.

If you need support, help is available from a range of community and government organisations. Assistance includes emergency accommodation and food vouchers. If you can’t call your parents or foster parents, call one of the associations below for information, advice and assistance.

Where to get help

  • Your doctor
  • Kids Helpline Tel. 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline Tel. 13 11 44
  • Home Ground Services Tel. 1800 048 325
  • Relationships Australia Tel. 1300 364 277
  • Centrelink Crisis or Special Help Tel. 13 28 50
  • Tenants Union of Victoria Tel. (03) 9416 2577

Things to remember

  • Try to solve any problems before you leave home. Don’t leave because of a fight or other family difficulty if you can possibly avoid it.
  • Draw up a realistic budget that includes ‘hidden’ expenses, such as bond, connection fees for utilities, and home and contents insurance.
  • Remember that you can get help from a range of community and government organizations. 


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ukulelecrow  asked:

Are emotional support animals supposed to be allowed in schools?

Not anywhere but post-secondary housing. I know of professors who allowed them in classes, but that was their choice similar to allowing a regular pet and was nor guaranteed or protected legally.

 hello friends! so, school begins again for me and a lot of others tomorrow – exciting, right? or terrifying, depending on how you look at it. anyway, i’ve been spending my day sorting out my school bag and i thought i’d make a little post on some essential items everyone should have in their backpack!

no.1 – the bag itself! i have the ecocity classic college backpack (i think that’s the brand anyway) and it is really good! the straps are comfortable and easily adjustable, there’s loads of room in the bag which is great for me because i have to carry huge folders, and the materials used are all completely eco-friendly! it is a little on the pricey side but there are great sales sometimes.

no.2 – pencilcase it doesn’t really matter what pencilcase you get (mine’s just a bog standard one from smiths), but the most important thing is to make sure you have a big enough case! it’s always good to have extra pens, pencils, rubbers etc. in case one breaks or someone ‘borrows’ something of yours for an indefinite amount of time. i also have some cute matching sticky notes!

no.3 – planner this is probably my most important possession! i use my planner to record everything from homework to birthdays to books to read so i always make sure to have a big planner with lots of space to write in! luckily this one fits the bill and it goes with everything else! win-win. plus, i can use it to carry my ever growing sticker collection

no.4 – the Mom Bag this is my everything bag that is affectionately known to my friends as the Mom Bag! it holds skincare stuff, plasters, hair ties, sweets, paracetamol – all of the little bits and pieces i could need in the school day. i really recommend that everyone has something like this in their bag, it’s so useful and practical and literally will save your life on a daily basis.

no.5 – notetaking supplies my basic notetaking kit is a perforated A4 book of lined paper and some flashcards. simple, but very effective.

no.6 – coffee cup! now i’m in the sixth form we get a little kitchen and coffee is necessary for survival when you have 20 essays to write. again, i love this cup because it matches so perfectly!

no.7 – highlighters kind of an add-on to the notetaking tools, but i thought it worth mentioning that these are pastel coloured highlighters and completely adorable. i think they’re stabilo ones?

no.8 – umbrella this is england. it’s going to rain, and i don’t want to look like a drowned rat.

no.9 – purse pretty self-explanatory, but incredibly important. always have emergency bus fares on you, people!

no.10 – house keys always, always, always carry a copy of your house keys, just in case. i use some pretty ribbon to tie mine to the lining of my back so they don’t get lost!

and there we have it! my back-to-school basics. obviously i carry around other things as well, but these are the important bits i always make sure to have with me. please feel free to add your suggestions/need-to-have items!


Honoumi it’s so real to me.

Like Umi is always talking about Honoka like she admires her so much.

Even if they fight a lot, it just shows how much Umi cares about her.

In that hug, Umi was so mad because she was so scared of thinking she lost Honoka, and she just couldn’t deal with the thought anymore that she hugged Honoka right away skxkkznsc


And also, did you see how happy Umi gets when Honoka called her cute? Honoka has always been there to make Umi feel loved


During the height of the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, dozens of Pan African nationalist private schools, from preschools to post-secondary ventures, appeared in urban settings across the United States. The small, independent enterprises were often accused of teaching hate and were routinely harassed by authorities. Yet these institutions served as critical mechanisms for transmitting black consciousness. Founded by activist-intellectuals and other radicalized veterans of the civil rights movement, the schools strove not simply to bolster the academic skills and self-esteem of inner-city African-American youth but also to decolonize minds and foster a vigorous and regenerative sense of African identity.

In We Are An African People, historian Russell Rickford traces the intellectual lives of these autonomous black institutions, established dedicated to pursuing the self-determination that the integrationist civil rights movement had failed to provide. Influenced by Third World theorists and anticolonial campaigns, organizers of the schools saw formal education as a means of creating a vanguard of young activists devoted to the struggle for black political sovereignty throughout the world. Most of the institutions were short-lived, and they offered only modest numbers of children a genuine alternative to substandard, inner-city public schools. Yet their stories reveal much about Pan Africanism as a social and intellectual movement and as a key part of an indigenous black nationalism.

Rickford uses this largely forgotten movement to explore a particularly fertile period of political, cultural, and social revitalization that strove to revolutionize African American life and envision an alternate society. Reframing the post-civil rights era as a period of innovative organizing, he depicts the prelude to the modern Afrocentric movement and contributes to the ongoing conversation about urban educational reform, race, and identity.

It was a two hour interview, but they want me to start on Wednesday as a full time cook! The man who interviewed me put so much emphasis on how I can be just as good as people who haven’t been to post secondary school and how he can help me learn everything I need to know to start my own restaurant one day as long as I’m willing to work my ass off to get there and I’m so fucking happy omg

love applying to jobs that are just like “requirements: high school diploma, post-secondary education is considered an asset” like bitch it better be, i didn’t spend four years and thousands of dollars here for nothing

anonymous asked:

my moms trying to guilt trip me into living with her after graduation. I already made up my mind and I'm moving out. I'll probably stay with her for like a year so I can work and get money but that's it. she's thing to scare me into staying and it's working... how the fuck am I supposed to pay for insurance, food, medicine, house shit, an actual apartment? I can't do it

Hi darling, xx

I totally understand where you’re coming from. As someone who’s trying to move out, I feel your pain about feeling like parents are attempting to guilt trip you into staying at home. 

Moving out is a scary thing to do, my brother was actually kicked out because of anger and other reasons. & from what I’ve gathered from him, he wishes he would have stayed at home and make the best of living at home. My brother is 21 and he has a job and he’s also going to school. He’s got his own apartment and such. 

I personally struggle with the whole thought of moving out, I mean, I may not like living at home but I think about the following things and it makes me feel a tad bit better.

  • Your parents go grocery shopping
  • You have a washed & dryer that you can use for free (plus you’ll always have clean clothes.)
  • You’ll get to see your pets all time (if you’ve got pets that is.)
  • Benefits such as being on your parents healthcare and insurance
  • Rides to places if you don’t drive yet
  • Help with anything you’re going though
  • Your own room where you can do what you please
  • You wont have to pay for your own internet/cable or phone bills (well, at least I don’t)

Hun moving out is something that you need to be ready for and from your ask, it doesn’t seem like you’re reading yet and that’s totally okay. I can admit I’m not ready to move out, even though I would love to. I know that I’m not going to be able to take care of myself without my mom. As hard as it was to say that, its true.




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Once you’ve checked out those links, I have some general advice for you on how you can cope with how you’re feeling.

  • Talk to your parents. Let me know how you’re feeling & what’s going on.
  • Give them examples of how you’re feeling
  • SHOW your parents that you’re ready to move out by being more independent  
  • Allow yourself to express how you’re feeling in a healthy manner
  • Ask your parents for more freedom around the house or even just small things such as saying you’ll do the dishes tonight because you love your parents.
  • Do some kind things for your friends and family, show them that you’re ready to be on your own :)
  • Keep an open mind about everything, being an adult isn’t the funnest things I’ve done.

Keep me updated? x

Life Tips for Uni

Do not take 8am classes: Plenty of studyblr’s will tell you that 8am’s aren’t that bad and with a bit of willpower you can make it. In my experience (as a person who thrives at night), 8am classes are useless. My brain is not prepared to learn that early, I do not pay attention and therefore it is a waste of my time (and money) to take a class at that time of day. 

Take classes based on how you learn: If you can sit through 3 hour lectures and maintain focus through the whole lecture, go for it. However, if you struggle with focus see if the class is available in a twice a week format. 

Do not schedule all your classes on one day: This was another first year mistake for me, I packed 3 lectures into one day. Sure seems like a good idea when you have 2 days off a week, but not when you have to try to focus through 9 hours of lectures with barely any time to eat. 

If you want to change your major: and this happens, make sure you talk with BOTH your student success office AND your program coordinator/the program coordinator of your new program. Failing to talk to the correct people can lead you to miss important information about classes/grades/other requirements. 

Try different styles of note taking: Everyone learns differently, I started first year typing my notes, which I quickly learned I could do without really listening or paying attention. I switched to taking my notes by hand and I found a complete change in my grades. Again, this is something different for everyone so whatever works best for you, but trying something new could be beneficial!

Get to know your profs: I know not all professors are necessarily the most approachable people, but making connections and getting to know your profs can only benefit you. You never know when you’ll need a last minute extension/letter of recommendation/help with a draft, and if they can put a face to a name they will be much more likely to help out. 

Go to class: This might seem obvious (and I am bad for this because I find I learn more from the textbook than I do in class), but going to class is important. You are paying for it after all. Even if you attend and only half-ass pay attention you might be surprised by what you remember when it comes to studying. 

Take notes: Do it. Take notes, and lots of them. I am a huge advocate of using slang/swear words to paraphrase what the prof is saying because that helps me remember.

Go to the library: Libraries are good places because they put you in the right mentality to get things done. But it’s important to find a study place that suits you. If the library is too quiet for you, try another building or a coffee shop!

Read your textbooks: As a law student, there is no way I would have passed my classes without doing the readings. Annotating textbooks and paraphrasing important concepts is a really good start so that when you get to exams you aren’t completely lost. Plus no one wants to catch up on 12 weeks worth of reading right before exams, trust me. 

Take advantage of available resources on campus: There are SO MANY resources available on university campuses for every possible thing, employment services, writing workshops, counselling etc. Do not be afraid to seek these services out because that is exactly what they are there for!

Organize yourself before the semester starts: Chances are on the first day of class you are already behind a week of readings. I like to organize my semester right away so I don’t get any farther behind. Personally, I need a large month calendar above my desk with my assignments on it so I can see when everything is due/ how much time I have. Write out your weekly readings, make sure you know when everything is due and make sure you organize your time during busy weeks!

Try not to procrastinate too hard: I am a serial procrastinator so this is something I still struggle with. The best advice I received about this was “commit to doing at least 5 minutes and chances are you will want to keep going”. Even if you don’t, thats 5 minutes more than you would have done! (Also keep in mind research ALWAYS takes more time than you think it will)

Learn how YOU study: This is another thing that is different for everyone, personally I have to talk through/teach everything to make sure I know everything. (My poor roommate had to listen to a semester of 17th century law). But there are so many different methods (flash cards, mind maps, group studies etc) that work for different people, don’t be afraid to try new things!

Do not take an elective because you heard it was easy: Just don’t (unless it sounds interesting to you), find an elective you know you will enjoy. There is nothing worse than sitting through a class you hate/don’t care about. Your grades will likely suffer too. 

Make sure you look after yourself: Take mental health days when you need them. Eat. Sleep. Shower. Get a little exercise. Clean your room (this makes a world of difference). Don’t be too hard on yourself for a bad grade. Spend time being social. You will thank yourself for it, school is stressful and not taking care of yourself can really reflect in your grades. 

These are just a few of my tips from my personal experience, I realize they do not necessarily cater to everyone but I hope they can help some of you, especially those just starting university or college!

Feel free to message me if you have any questions and please add to the list if you have tips you find helpful! (:


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