Meeting challenges in struggle filled life journey during the pandemic
Faced multiple challenges during the pandemic? Get moral support and guidance on meeting them.
It's been 1 year since I am jobless. I feel no shame to call myself a jobless person as this is the current reality of my life and also for those who faced similar situations during this pandemic. It has been more than a year since I lost my work and didn't get a better opportunity so far. I applied for work but did not get a better option. Meanwhile, to run and support my family, I also used to work as a construction labourer in many under-construction projects and run my family with the income I earned from the work. During this critical time, I also exhausted a large amount of my savings which I kept for my future study.
During the second wave of the pandemic, I bought a second-hand old computer so that I could work online as a freelancer and started earning money to run my family because I knew construction and business activities during the peak of Covid cases would be restricted. As I mentioned, my father has been a daily wage laborer. He doesn't get work daily and also at this age I don't really want him to work. It's my moral responsibility to take care of my family and accomplish their needs which I have always done responsibly.
Undoubtedly, I have struggled a lot in my life. At this point in time, there is no one in my family who can support me financially. There is a popular saying I have heard. When people have a responsibility and dream, people often choose responsibility. It was a time when I had a dream to prepare for civil service since I did a master's in public administration. Hence, It was one of my dreams to prepare for civil service and worked for society. I still have this dream. However, the situation and responsibility to run and support my family have always forced me to work because if I don't work then my family will suffer. Being the only son of my parents I can't see my family suffering from the financial crisis. It then becomes my moral obligation to run my family since there is no one who can support us financially. It also becomes important because my sister is just 16 years old and she is now studying. I have always accepted challenges in my life and have always tried to learn from the challenges and difficult times. We have lived our lives in extreme poverty. We don't even have our own home. Whenever I meet boys of my age whose family is well qualified and has a better financial condition, I usually start crying. Why did God idid not let me have good fortune?
I had lots of wishes and dreams in my life because I have completed my studies by working hard as a daily wages labour but I don't think the circumstances and responsibility of running my family and raising my sister for her future study will help me. Even I am not getting a better work where I will get fixed salary. These unprecedented times often make me much more depressed and tense. How to face these challenging times?