A blonde woman stands with her back to the camera, facing the sea
A blonde woman stands with her back to the camera, facing the sea

When the last recession kicked off, I was lucky enough to have a job. And not just a job. A job in the highly competitive media industry.

It seemed like a dream. I had always wanted to be a reporter. To be earning a salary (even a mediocre one) in the industry in my 20s, when so many others were struggling to find work or being laid off, was an incredible privilege.

I was grateful.

But I wasn’t happy.

I didn’t like the city that I had moved to for the job. I kept going to parties where people asked…

Olivia Arboleda

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