It feels like sometimes in life, we grow numb. We don't mean to grow numb, but sometimes it happens. Life gets incredibly hard and no jobs seem to work out or they become so stressful you feel you could walk out any moment.
It is this strange feeling of wanting to go somewhere but not having the resources to do so. Being trapped financially, emotionally or even physically somewhere can kill a person's persistence to live like they were.
Elizabeth and I are terribly in debt. We have more than we care to have and are suffering immensely for it. And many people are drowning like we are. And the funny and painful reality is that come July and November respectfully, that burden gets greater with student loan payments kicking in. The sad thing is we have all this debt and nothing to show for.
What we are doing though is prioritizing our debt. We are focusing on our debts that can be saved. transitioning from my job in the oil and natural gas fields, we took a significant cut in income. Taking a 55% cut in pay. And no matter if I left my job when I did or waited to be laid off with the thousands of layoffs in the petroleum industry, we would be in this situation.
No matter how we sliced it, we would be here. There was no avoiding it as economic conditions for the oil and natural gas industry pushed people out of work. Hundreds of thousands. On top of that, coal jobs gone too.
Most good paying jobs require degrees or 5 or more years of experience. So here we are stuck.
All I can say is keep up in your thoughts and prayers. We are not sure how we will be able to afford everything at the pace we are going but I suppose it will all work out in the end.
Have a great sunday.
-The Undercover dad.
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