I have been unemployed for a whopping 11 days and it has been the pits.
I was Skyping with my sister the other day and I was complaining about my directionless life. She kindly pointed out my short lived unemployment which shut me up pretty quick. I’m pretty blessed since I don’t have children, I’m not married, I don’t have bills creating a mountain in my mailbox. I don’t know how other people do it. People who actually have legitimately terrifying concerns, who have bill collectors basically having dinner with them. That’s got to be hard.
College did not emotionally equip me for the uncertainty. When you’re taking classes and excelling and involved in activities, there’s nothing but positive reinforcement. People gushing over your abilities like you’re special. And then you leave the hallowed halls of higher learning and start drowning in the blood sweat and tears of all the “special” people who came before you.
So there’s that.