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What Was Your Biggest Worry of 2009?

Almost 80 percent of TrèsSugar readers described themselves as worriers when I asked earlier this year. While it's important to keep unnecessary anxiety in check, sometimes we have legitimate things to fret about.

Whether it's job stability, a big move, or the health of a family member — all of us have something weighing on our minds from time to time. What was your biggest worry this year?

Source: Flcikr User yunguyen666

Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 7 years
I recently moved back to southern ca from San Francisco where I was living my dream for school....I moved because CSU budget cuts were making it too hard to finish my last few semesters in Journalism. My program was cut pretty bad, my job cut down on hours and laid people off....Muni fares went up...cost of living for me...I couldn't afford it. Upon moving back to transfer to a school that wasnt so bad...CSU's closed the spring semester to all new students leaving me in the wind until next fall : ( Those are my worries. On to bigger things in 2010
Jemma84 Jemma84 7 years
Money & employment-- I got laid off in the first 2 weeks of 2009 and decided to go back to school full-time to finish my master's degree. Hopefully in 2010 I will graduate and get a great job to pay off all of these loans I am accruing!
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
getting into grad school then paying for grad school and now not failing out of grad school.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
No job, no money. Way to graduate from law school with a pile of debt just as the recession got really really terrible. Just awesome.
chow chow 7 years
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
I'm a graphic design student, so obviously I NEED a computer. Mine kept crashing and it was gone for about 2 months before I finally bought an iMac desktop, and then justlikethat I was $2000 poorer and my worries went from my computer to my bank balance.
bellavita214 bellavita214 7 years
Living up to what is expected of me in school! I have professors that have more faith in me than I do.
bluestar bluestar 7 years
Money!! I got laid off too, it took 8 months to FINALLY find a good job for myself. Here's to 2010! Hopefully everything starts looking up for everyone! :)
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
My biggest worry of the year was finding a new job before getting laid off. I've dodged 4 rounds of layoffs and am only 1 of 6 people left in a department of originally 40. Things were looking bleak in the past few weeks- but I managed to get a new job that starts in the new year. Best early Christmas present!!! Good luck to everyone here- there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel!!!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
The ongoing struggle to buy our first home. Hope 2010 is much better for all you ladies! Here's to making our own luck next year...
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
*ways. ugh
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
Money in a million different way.
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
Definitely employment issues, for both my husband and myself. Thankfully, I do have a good job, but at times it has been uncertain.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
-Trying to get a promotion at my job (I'm labeled "receptionist" but I do all the workload of an "executive assistant"!) -Trying to maintain healthy habits (eating and exercising right)If I don't eat right, I go into very deep depressions (would not believe how much fish oil helps me!!) -Trying to save as much as I can so I can get an apt. with my bf (who himself has been struggling with finding a job in the last year)
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
1. Whether or not I would be able to find another job as good as my last one (I was victim of a corporate lay-off in Dec 08')...I ended up finding a job, but it wasn't as good as my last one. :( 2. Deciding between going to graduate school, switching careers and starting all over again, and/or having a baby...still kind of deciding.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
Thanks running :) I graduated in '05 and things have defintely changed!! It will turn around again.
luna08 luna08 7 years
OMG! such a stressful year...2009, don't let the door hit ya...! Job security, and a stressful atmosphere. Paycut, and total lack of job options in my field. A heavy course load with school, and not being able to socialize due to money concerns. Developing stress-related asthma, and then balloning weight from the medication... I have high hopes for 2010! ;)
lawchick lawchick 7 years
Thanks so much for your concern, Yoga and SKG! I'm hopeful. People are a lot worse off than we are. Thankfully I have a decent job so my husband's under-employment hasn't put us in jeopardy of losing our house or anything.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
lawchick -- good luck ! I was really lucky - I graduated in 2007, right before it became very difficult to get a job as an attorney. hang in there girlie ((())) spacekat - a big congrats on paying off the debt! that's amazing !
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
oh Lawchick - I hope things turn around next year! I had a friend who after years and years of trying to have a baby and not being able to get pregnant, finally got pregnant and is now at 36 weeks. Keep your chin up - it will happen in due time!
lawchick lawchick 7 years
It's equally split between my husband not being able to find a legal job (over a year after passing the bar) and infertility
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Money, money, money.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
SKG congrats to you and your husband!!!! I wasn't "in debt" necessarily, but some unexpected expenses this fall put my credit cards into .... well, the balances were uncomfortably high for me and it took some time to get them paid off but as of yesterday one is at $0 balance and the other has $300 or something left. money wasn't necessarily a worry for me, but more my budget and making sure the money I have was working for me. I'm young and don't make a lot and live in super expensive Manhattan, but I'm really proud that I have still been able to save and invest a little yet enjoy the city.
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