My husband received a second call back for the government position. I know he’s talented, smart, and hard working – I just didn’t expect him to be one of the top candidates in a position where 1,324 people applied (they released the final number of applicants at his test site). In this market, there are 20 year veterans looking for work with college degrees.
I excited he has made it this far. It’s good for him to know his value – even in a bad economy. If his journey ends here, he can feel good knowing he’s in that top 5% – and the only reason he’s here is because he’s incredibly hard working and dedicated to learning.
The debt we have been carrying has made us feel like failures. It has affected our self confidence and made us believe we are incapable of doing anything. Digging our way out has helped to make us feel like we are more than just a number.
It’s nice to feel valued.