a reply to: DBCowboy
No one can see the sacrifices I and my wife made, to get me here.
Isn't that the way it is, though?
I understand the sacrifices needed. It is great that you found a partner who understands, as well, and had the same desires and drive (?) that you did
coming up. Glad you are good to the workers.
I find resentment from others just in where I work at times. I have the permission to work from home as I wish (which I don't abuse) and that is often
2 or 3 times a month but, my duties (most days) only require a laptop and internet connection. Occasionally, someone will say 'it must be nice'. Well,
it can be but, it is still 'work' and I must still 'produce'.
I've been with the company almost 8 years and have earned nearly 6 weeks of vacation/personal time per year. I earned that and one day when I am
finished with this position, someone else can have it.
Everyone just looks at the moment. No one looks at the moments that lead up to it.
Also, I think we can be guilty of this when the circumstances aren't for the good. If someone seems down and out or homeless or not doing very well
financially. Sometimes folks assume they are shiftless or lazy and that is why they aren't doing so well ($) in life. We don't see what led up to
their current situation, perhaps.
Until last year, we lived in a 6 bedroom 4 bath home lakefront home. Certain planetary alignments occurred and I'm certain the I angered a few Gods
and everything changed. I have learned the invaluable lesson of planning for the worst. I thought I had made every/smart plan but, I didn't plan for
worst. If that makes any sense. I simply must work harder now than before and slow down and make better choices. Of course, no one
can plan completely for illnesses but, I certainly could have saved more money along the way.
You seem like a reasonable, caring individual and I could be nothing but happy for a fellow human who is doing well and living comfortably. Living the
dream, so to speak. Just remember to plan...and save...don't count on youth. It can give one a false sense of security and shatter everything.
Sorry that my congratulation post turned into, sort of, a rant.