a reply to: MOMof3
No way. I'm living it. Things are so much better in so many ways.
Here, let me give you a rundown on where I'm coming from. If I average out my work-week hours of my day job on a seasonal basis, I'm putting in about
50-55hrs a week. Some weeks I'll put in 4 out of 7, some weeks see more like a 10-11 day stretch. I sometimes work all day, shower up and drive out of
town to push through the nite 200-300 miles away for a quick project, then drive back early AM, take a power nap, and push through the next day. It's
Outside of this I better myself. Come home and learn, absorb, and take on gigs. I've been able to take on more jobs because of the investment in my
education over the last couple of years. I look to cars, and know that a freaking 25k lower end car is of the same degree of engineering precision as
an 80k high end luxury a couple decades ago. Kids are driving these as-if porches, and they're managing their debt greater than the kids of a decade
If I settled for a 40 hour work week job leading me to nowhere whatsover, my outlook would be different, but I've actively worked to position myself
for more opportunity over the years. A lot of this has to do with how you handle perceived losses, and how resilient you are in the face of
uncertainty, and no-win situations in the short term. I've reinforced my position, and extended efforts into providing more options that only grow
When I see new online coursework, bootcamps, online collaboration projects, extend your resume on the free... it's just so unbelievably better for
those who are of at least average intellect and willing to adapt. Vehicles get better gas mileage, the credit rating of the nation as a whole is
improving by a wide margin... tech that would have been oh so expensive a decade prior now out of your home, into your hands, affordable to many.
Kids are more happy, and more sociable. Heck, society as a whole has improved it's oh so obvious in my day to day interactions. I don't know what's
gone wrong with your life, or why you can't take part in the huge opportunities out there, but for someone with my kind of psyche, the world is like a
playground of wonder and joy, where by all you have to do is be who you are and put in efforts, and doors open up all around you.
8-3-2016 by pl3bscheese because: (no reason given)