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I’ve never been much of an optimistic person.
When I lost my full-time job, I was just focusing on paying off my loans and maintaining a personal life. But since then, both have suffered.
I know things are going to get better — it’s just a matter of time I guess.
But my plans are the same as they were before all this happened, because I don’t have much choice or see an alternative. As for what they were before, I didn’t really stop to ponder where I would be in ten years. I really didn’t have a plan at all. I just wanted to get a job and be independent, and assumed that’s what my college degree would get me.
Now it’s looking like a job and financial independence are going to be a big uphill struggle all on their own.
Hopefully I’ll have my loans paid off by the time I’m 40, but, as of right now, that’s the most realistic time frame I can put down.