When I had free time, I went out to the local skatepark to learn new tricks and improve old ones. During the week, I lifted weights to keep getting stronger. When I wasn’t doing that, I still played some video games and watched videos on the internet. It was far from luxury however it was cheap and affordable. It was very much the same lifestyle I had in my college days. This way of life paid off. By the end of 2010, I had saved up a total of $8000 in my bank account.
By the time December arrived, I had already completed my classes for tax preparation. I passed the exams and did well in the interviews unfortunately I lost my interest and ambition to pursue the career path. Already, I was working a full time job so they only time I could really dedicate to tax prep was on the weekends and that was completely out of the question for me. I remembered December being a terrible month at work. Being that Christmas was coming up, a lot of the volunteers were depending on the money to buy gifts for their children. This led to a lot of anger and frustration being directed to me and I remember one occasion where a program director told me that I ruined a family’s Christmas. Had I not needed the job, I would have gladly told the woman that her and her family can eat dog food for all I care. It was very easy to lose my humanity but I really did start to develop a hatred for these people and the poor in general. Constantly, I wanted to tell these people that they shouldn’t have had children that they couldn’t afford. Call me a monster or an inhuman jerk but I don’t care. I just remember being hassled on all ends. Being pulled in all different directions and yelled at by everyone made it feel like I had just voided my bowels and all I had to clean myself with was sandpaper.