Millenials, how do you do it? How do you seriously do it?
Graduate, get married, buy a house, and have kids. How can you do it when the economy is in shambles? I sent hundreds of job applications and still haven’t heard from a single company.
I have been unemployed for more than 11 months. Then I doom-scroll social media and see posts of millennials with two or three toddlers, living in nice homes with two cars. How do they do it?
I’m seriously hyperventilating thinking that I’d have to look after myself for the rest of my life
- Us Millennials have seen our fair share of obstacles. We were going into the workforce the same time of the 2008 Financial Crisis when unemployment was in double digits. Finding my first “career” job was a struggle. And when I finally got one, the job sucked the entire time I was there. BUT, it provided me valuable experience to attain a more attractive position in another industry. I now own a home with my wife and 2 young children. I also have a great job.
- We got married, but we can’t afford a house. Or kids. And I got laid off because of my disability. And my husband had to work for years to get his PhD and get a job in his field. So… We don’t. Simple as that. Everything is debt and bleak future and struggles.
But! Every day I get to wake up with my best friend. And I got several good years being a darn good teacher and meeting wonderful kids and getting to be a part of their lives.
- My advice? Don’t rush it. Go at your own pace and save up a little. Thats what I did and then the rest kind of rolls along with it. Luckily I married my school sweetheart and now we’ve been together for 10 years. It definitely helped that we both worked. We lived with my parents and saved up a bit. If you’re lucky enough to have that opportunity, utilize it.