Due to the changing economy and lack of employment more people are finally taking the leap into the unknown when it comes to employment and benefits.

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It was personally difficult for me to take that leap.  I am 25 years old with a diverse educational background and anyone would hire me.  My mom would say “You are great at getting a job!  You nail the interview every time and charm the pants off of them!  Now you need to just keep the job and you will be set!”

I had a hard decision to make but when I finally took that leap of personal growth and awareness…well…I have never felt better….emotionally.  But I will say that physically….it has taken a toll.

I have been working many jobs including Brand Ambassador, Promotional Model, Web Designer, and Executive Assistant all at the same time.  None of the jobs I was taking had any health benefits along with the position.  I have not had health insurance for 4 years.

Being a gypsy during this harsh economic climate is challenging.   Being uninsured during this time is also hard.  One simple illness and you are in debt.  Being $1000 in debt due to hospital bills can make you sick as well.

I just pray that this Flu Season….I am overlooked by the Flu Gods and that they spare me the monetary woes!