Americans respond to President Obama's State of the Union address.
I used to get up every morning at 5 a.m. and get ready to go to work. I was working as a medical assistant and making about $45,000 a year.
Now I still wake up at that time, only to feed my cat and check my emails.
I have my resume on every online job site. I went back to weekend college, and I was actually getting interviews for a while.
I am constantly told I am 'overqualified.' I've also been told to dumb down my resume, but I can't just erase 30 years of experience.
You can only stand the word 'no' so many times. There are times that I cry at night wondering what happened, and at times I have thought about suicide.
But, I keep on going, hoping the cycle will break.
I feel that this recovery has really slapped me, as well as other people in my age group in the face.
I blame Congress, not the president. This poor man can't even get anything done, without Republicans saying no, no, no.
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