|Being on a billboard? I thought I was SO cool|
For the rest of my 20's, the cockiness continued. I thought I worked harder than anyone else, always drew the short straw, and never made enough money.
Then the recession hit.
At 30, I lost my TV job and with it, all cockiness. I suddenly realized no job is secure, and for every job I applied for, there were 400 other equally qualified people willing to work just as hard, if not harder, than me. I realized I could no longer be cocky, or believe that I should be making more money.
Now, I am super thankful to have a job. (Yes, you heard me right. I have a job! Details coming later.) I work harder than I ever did in my 20's, but I don't complain about it. I'm super happy with my salary, and am willing to do just about anything my boss asks of me. (Barring anything icky or illegal.)
So to you recession: Yes, you stink, but I think you've made many of us better people. We appreciate what we have, and don't take things for granted. (So since we've learned our lessons, you can go away now.)