I know we’re in a recession when I went to the ATM this morning and it said “insufficient funds” and I wonder if it’s them or me.
Last year this time I had just purchased a nice pair of Prada’s, I was planning a sexy trip to Cozumel and enjoying the benefits of non-commercial air travel. This year I’ve considered selling the Prada’s to make my car payment, hiring a virtual assistant from another company for cheaper labor and hitting on airline employee’s as a lame attempt to have access to buddy passes. I’ll spare you more details and say this, the 'how to get by tricks' I learned when I first left home at 18 are coming in handy these days.
How do I feel about it? I'm grateful.
For one I realize I could have it so much worse. But most of all I’m thankful for the powerful lesson’s the recession’s teaching me.
Here are the gifts I’ve received already because of it:
• A chance to pursue purpose filled and passionate work
• A new found appreciation for the quality of my relationships
• Life lessons on humbleness, ego-less and how to do more with less
I look forward to the end of these crappy time but while we're here we might as well learn and grow.
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