Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve
What just hit me?
You thought you had it all planned out. You went to school, built a career, learned to budget, made sacrifices. The job wasn't perfect but you did it well. And then the company downsized, the economy soured, or something happened to snatch your paycheck and your identity, your work community and your engagement with the world.
Or maybe this didn't happen to you but to your spouse, and now you have to get a job for the first time, or get a second one, and deal with his or her depression on top of it.
When you were 22, everyone was going through it. You weren't poor; you were young. Now you feel alone. Afraid of the future, and afraid your fears will show, that you won't project the right image to possible employers.
Now is a difficult time, economically, but if you've lost a job, it's always a bad time. Being one of many might make it easier in some ways, more difficult in others.
You need to talk about your life, not statistics. And whatever happens, understanding why you feel bad in ways you didn't imagine, even if you dreaded this day, is important. Remembering your strengths and accomplishments is important. You are more than your job or career.
There's a lot to talk about. Give me a call so we can begin.
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