You keep thinking, things will get back to normal soon. After all, you managed to keep your job, sure your salary has been cut by 20% but that won’t be for long. Will it
Year 2: You feel stuck. Your frustration grows as things don’t improve. Big companies won’t invest because the economy is slow and it’s slow because the big companies won’t invest. You feel like screaming
Year 3: Maybe if you work harder, things will work out. Just an extra hour or two a day. If you do that then things have to get better. Won’t they?
Year 4: At night, when your partner has already gone to bed and you’re sitting alone in the dark. You begin to lose all hope.
Year 5: Why fight it? This is your life now. Might as well accept it. And when you do finally give up, you don’t feel sorrow. You feel relief.
That doesn’t have to be your future. That doesn’t have to be anyone’s future.