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Oh, How Times Have Changed! May 5, 2011

Filed under: Sarah — Uncharted @ 1:58 pm
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It used to be that people went to school, grew up, got married, settled down, found a job they liked, and worked there forever.  It’s not like that anymore.  The older generation {for me that means grandparents} doesn’t always understand that, either.  They think young people can be flippant and careless about making decisions to move somewhere other than the place they have always called ‘home,’ especially if you’re moving just because you want an adventure, or for someone you’re not married to already.

But times have changed!  Our generation is living in a world where things are unsure, where we feel like we’re always moving at the pace of a mile a minute, and where we are constantly trying to prove ourselves to stay afloat.  You can’t just get one job and stay there forever anymore; that would be an unreasonable expectation, and more likely than not you would find yourself discontented by this fact when you are 90 {if we can even expect to live that long}.  The world has changed since 1952.  Economic development and advances in technology have led to jobs that didn’t even exist 5 years ago, let alone 50!  And those jobs are taking our generation across the state, across the country, even across the globe.  We have lofty goals set for ourselves {believe me, I’m not saying that our grandparents didnt!}, and we live in an age that’s generally motivated by money and career advancement. 

In many cases as of late, our generation has been forced to move on out because of our tough economy.  I can speak for education {among many other professions} in saying that even schools and companies that were begging people to apply 10 years ago now receive up to 400 resumes for a position that has only been posted online for 42 minutes.  It’s tough out there, and hopefully it will get better soon. 

But I guess I’m writing this to tell any of you out there that are in a rough spot that it might be unfortunate that you’re in the place you’re in, but an adventure isn’t unfortunate.  You might have to work a lot harder than our grandparents did when they were 22 to get a job out of college, and {like myself} you might have to send out an average of 53 resumes and applications for each one phone screening you receive.  But you’ll get there, and you’ll be stronger because you did.  And who knows, like mine and Jonathan’s situation, yours might bring you adventure and new opportunity!  I have yet to convince all my relatives that it’s the best idea in the world to move to Denver, but in the end, you have to look out for #1 😉

Speaking of #1….congratulations Stephanie for being the Spring Giveaway winner!  I’ll be contacting you for your address to send the card pack your way.  Hope you enjoy your touch of spring, and that your card recipients do, as well!


2 Responses to “Oh, How Times Have Changed!”

  1. Stephanie K. Says:

    Me!? This Stephanie!? I’m so excited!! 🙂

    P.S. I fully support your move. 🙂 Get out and see the world while you can!

    • Uncharted Says:

      yes, YOU Stephanie! Hehe I’m glad you’re so excited! Want to send your current address to me in a facebook message so I can send them out to you?

      Thanks for the support, Steph! Hope things are going well for you and Dan! 🙂

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