- Posted November 10, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
My income makes me feel …
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
My income makes me feel like there is no such thing as the "American Dream". I feel like I'm living from paycheck to paycheck and owe more than I'm worth. People say go to school, market yourself , cut back etc. However, the recession taught me that you can have a good job, have a 401k and have a degree, but still be the last to know your job is going to go under. It's like you have to plan for if your plan fails. I just feel like a gave up on getting ahead because it's not what you know anymore, it's who you know. I live a completely different life and have a completely different outlook than the rich. Hey at the end of the day, I'm just happy if I get to eat something for lunch at work. People always say to me that I'm beautiful and pleasant but they have no idea how life is a daily struggle. Despite wanting to say, what did that ever get me?, I just smile and say, thank you!