Well, this year has been catastrophic so far. I’ve barely been able to find a job, and I’ve barely been able to save enough money to maintain a lifestyle. This pandemic has killed all hopes for me. I’m scared that if I resort to part-time jobs for the time being, I’ll never be able to get back to the full-time career that I’ve been working on for the past few years.
It’s a legitimate worry even if I sometimes feel like I’m self-fulfilling the messaging the media has been delivering to the public the past several months – that millennials have been fucked over this pandemic, and it will be years before they will bounce back from this.
Then there’s the mental health aspect. I mean, this entire blog so far has already been an example of how affecting this pandemic on my mental health, so I don’t think I need to say much more. I’m not depressed per se, but I’m definitely more pessimistic than usual. I can’t see myself coming out of this for another couple of years. People have been trying to reassure me that people do bounce back from unemployment, but that was years ago when the global economy was decent. Now? The global economy has seen a decrease between 10% to 20% in the past several months. This isn’t just a global recession; this is a global depression.
That’s it from me today. I’m starving, and I need to make dinner. I’ve been eating instant ramen pretty regularly the past year or so. I won’t be surprised if I do a body check up the next 12 months, and my doctor tells me that I’m unhealthy. An unhealthy millennial during a pandemic?! Pikachu face.