10 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Job Security is a Myth

About a week before Christmas in 2009 I learned that “Job Security” was a myth.

At the depths of the recession, it took me 8 months to even get an interview.. it became clear to me that this was something I needed to do myself.

After just a few years of working my ass off, I have a lifestyle I’ve never even imagined was possible. That my parents couldn’t have even imagined was possible.

There’s a lot of stress that comes with working for yourself. You have nobody to blame but yourself when things look down, and no one to turn to. You have no guarantee that you’ll get paid tomorrow, but when I look back to 2009 I am reminded that there wasn’t really a guarantee then either.

I truly believe this moment right now is the highlight of my life, but I thought that last year too, and the year before.. yet every year it somehow just gets better. It’s one thing that has made me fall in love with aging, I used to fear it.. but it’s hard now not to look forward to what may come.

I know this is a bit of a ramble, but I have to remind myself where I’ve come from, how hard I’ve worked, how far I’ve come, and how fortunate I really am to all the opportunities I’ve had, and created.

It’s funny now, how broken I was.. how devastated it made me to lose a job making $23,000 a year, one I didn’t even like. If I had known then what I know, I would have celebrated.

It’s funny how what seems like a tragedy can actually become the biggest opportunity of a person’s life.

I guess what I’m getting at is no matter what you do, no matter how good you think you are, or how good you think you’re doing bad things can and will happen, but good things can and will happen, too. The only thing that remains consistent is you, you can allow those situations break you, or to soar out of the ashes stronger than ever. Thankfully, that is a choice you get to make.

It’s the choice I made.

Not bad for a college dropout with a 2.5 GPA.