One year ago, I was really struggling.
I was working at the job I had taken after substitute teaching. They gave me a chance, and a chance to learn vital skills. I am very grateful for that opportunity. But the workload was overwhelming, and the morale at the company was non-existent. I felt hopeless and trapped. I was desperate.
The stress was killing me, but this motivated me to go out and find another job. The money is better, and I am much happier.
I have been thinking about that quite a bit recently, and for much of this year. I could never have imagined in January of 2017 that I would find another job.
I try to remember this whenever I feel fearful of the future. A year ago, I could never have imagined I would have found a better job, with a chance to learn new things and develop new skills.