“...So what do you propose that I do now?...”
Whatever you can to survive until (if) things better.
Not being a wiseass - I’ve BEEN there. Hell. I dug graves and cut grass in a cemetery back in the day just to make a living and pay my bills.
You take the BEST job you can get - and you get it by going door to door at EVERY business in your area, and you KEEP doing it every day until you get something.
“...Im part of that group at 26 years old...”
No, you’re NOT part of “that” group; Read the title.
You’re part of the group that got affected by what the assholes and idiots of THAT group voted for, and I do feel sorry for you. And I worked with others just like you. Kids with degrees, right out of college, and in debt, who just found themselves unemployed. Nobody’s safe and secure right now.
Do whatever you can - pump gas, change tires, work the cashier counter at MacDonald’s or Burger King, take whatever position you can get for now, and work the hell out of it to make ends meet.
Cut back on things you don’t absolutely need.
Parents still around? Move back with them if they’ll let you and start socking cash away, whatever little bit you can.
That’s how you survive tough times, kid. You get tougher, and you use whatever skillsets and talents God gave you and those you made for yourself.
I wish you well, and you have prayers from many, many people out here.
Sorry about the overly-emotional response. Just that it’s been rough lately—economics plus liver problems—and it’s easy to take things the wrong way in this state of mind.
It’s embarrassing, but my mother and step-father have let me move back in with them. I hate it, but it’s the best of my limited options. I’ve gone to seminary in order to keep my student loans from coming due, and it lets me earn the occasional few hundred dollars from doing pulpit supply too.
That plus writing on commission has managed to keep my head above water so far. But it’s a very narrow thing, and getting narrower.
Thanks very much for the advice and the prayers.
We do care about those that are trying to do right and are getting the shaft now. I have 6 grandchildren that I CRY for their future, WE CARE.
NFHALE is giving you some very good advice, we have been there, my parents had it worse (depression, war, dust bowls). Talk about HARD TIMES.
Guess that's were we learned to conserve and do without things that were not important to life. Made us tough and with a CAN DO attitude. Never give up.
Well said, FRiend! You took the words right out of my mouth.