This is the truth I am realizing lately:
There is neither safety or security in a job.
I have been employed full-time for the past 8 years. In that time I have acquired many great skills. However, all my skills and education do not make me safe from downsizing. While I was in debt and getting myself into debt I took my employment for granted. I am embarrassed to admit this now. It is embarrassing because it shows my ungratefulness to my self and my employer at the time. I wish I could go back and tell my 20 year old self to not buy an expensive car, to not live in an expensive apartment, live within a budget, and never take my time or job for granted.