Hard times are on the horizon for myself and it will definitely not be an easy thing to deal with. Everybody is looking for a way out and or someone to blame for the current state of economic despair the country is in. I have never been the type to complain. Nothing is easy and nobody is going to just hand it to you. I contribute my ability to cope with adversity to being a firefighter. It is my first love It is all I know and in a sense all I do. Even my job/business revolves around fire protection. As I type this from my desk my lively hood lies in the balance and there is a hole lot of uncertainty.
By Friday 1/16/09 all employees of my firm will be on the unemployment line and the future for the company is uncertain. No pity here, I realize all things happen for a reason and I promise I will pick myself up off the floor, dust myself off and go back at it even harder than before. To me the true measure of a man is not how hard you fell down but how you got back up. Staying positive is key.