Since the day I turned eighteen I have had a job. Juggling school and hobbies while working full time has always been a welcome challenge for me. Now at twenty nine years old I have been laid off for the first time. Unemployment helps but I am now faced with the challenge of making up the difference. In this case everything helps. I have never been one to sit idle so I have been trying to fill up my new found free time. I have been using my time to make handmade items to sell online, apply for additional scholarships for school, and pick up babysitting hours for friends. The extra time and flexibility in my schedule has allowed me to focus full time on school. I am on track now to apply for admission to nursing school for the 2016/2017 school year.