When my contract runs out at the end of the month, my only options are to get another contract or go back to permanent work in Bristol, doing the same thing and not being able to afford a place of my own. My self-employed work has been going well, however, I'm finding that I'm spending too much time on work and not enough time for pleasure and to address this I will need to hire another person, which means that I'll need to work harder to bring in more work to cover the expense. I have reluctantly made the decision to close down my company and return to working a regular 9-5 job.
Looking around in Bristol nothing on offer was appealing to me, then a new opportunity presented itself in Scotland...
With my sister and brother-in-law already living in Scotland, they made me the very generous offer of letting me move up and live with them until I get a place of my own. The prices of houses to rent and cost of living is a lot cheaper (about 60% cheaper in rural areas!) in Scotland than in Bristol and I feel this is my best chance to progress in life.
So when I finish my contract at the end of the month, I'll be packing my bags and heading to Scotland in search of new opportunities!