I'm officially unemployed today. My job is a victim of the recession and I just put my last paycheck into the bank.
It worries me, our way of life will drastically have to change. 1 in 5 people in Salinas are out of work, that's 20% of the town, almost twice the national average. Nobody is hiring.
I was contract/self-employed and since no one is hiring, I feel my best option is to start my own business. But I can't describe how monumental that feels, my career has stalled, and I feel too old to start over.
What I worry about most, of course, is Kristin.
I can weather this storm, we can get through this. But the future is very uncertain right now.