Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's Going On?

Is it just me, or does it seem like the world might actually be getting ready to come to an end?

It is one thing to watch the news and witness the citizens of Europe getting all uppity about what they have come to expect being taken away. US financial crisis, European financial crisis. Layoffs. Zombie Apocalypse. Oh wait, that is just on Sunday nights.

When Josh and I found out we were losing our jobs, it seemed like we were the only ones in the whole world affected... and that the rest of the world would continue churning on while we hit the reset button. But ever since then, I've been hearing about more and more people being laid off. The OWS (Occupy Wall Street) folks were sent packing (which I believe was the right thing to do - seriously people, protest, and then GO HOME!) and now they are talking about marching on the streets, bringing anarchy and violence. It is all so unreal, and to be quite honest, scary. Is it always like this during election years?

I suppose in my mind, us losing our jobs was just an unfortunate happenstance, and that we'd just get on with our lives in SC, and that would be the end of it. But now, I'm just plain worried. What if we can't find jobs? What if everything is going to hell in a hand basket?

Isn't this how the Diary of Anne Frank started? With a bunch of entitled, jobless, college grads marching in the streets of Germany because someone wasn't handing them a sweet cushy job after they spent 4 years getting a degree in underwater basket weaving? Or was that how the Great Depression began? I can't remember...

It is a good thing that Josh and I have such wonderful motivators in our life. We have to get through this, and come out on top. We have to make sure we can keep taking care of these guys. At the end of the day, that is all that matters.

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