Sorry for my friends in the North
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
I feel so blessed that my DH and I are able to afford this property in LaBelle Florida! We both worked really hard our whole lives and neither of us were ever given anything. So everything we own, we have worked for. I remember many times flying out on Sunday nights to get to various places to start my week. Places like Montana, Missouri, Erie, Pa and the like in the middle of the winter. I remember thinking “if I ever get off this flight, I will kiss the ground and never fly again” as the flight was so turbulent it scared the heck out of me. I remember airports so small it was just me and one other person climbing off the six seater commuter flight. I remember working trade shows that went all weekends in places like Cheyenne Wyoming.
At the same time my husband was headed out in a different direction. We used to joke about passing each other in the sky. Quite frankly, I was worried that when we retired and had to spend all our time together that our marriage would suffer. Lucky for me I married my best friend and we have plenty of common likes so we enjoy each other’s company!
Anyone else out there retired now but worked hard too their whole lives?
I remember I “forged my working papers” when I was young so I could get a job at the local pancake house. This was a job in addition to a job where I went and took care of two elderly people after school everyday. At the same time I was so responsible and in demand to babysit for many people who would leave me with their 5 kids for a week at a time.
So tell me, where does this sense of entitlement come from? Why do so many kids today (including my grandkids who I live to death), feel the world owes them?
If you have time and some insight sure would like to hear from you and tell what the craziest job was you ever had.
Hugs for today....make it a great day!