Cocke County Roads Less Traveled


<img class="alignnone wp-image-286" title="Cocke County Roads 2″ src=”https://tammyhopkinsonmba.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/1339428235899.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”” width=”166″ height=”139″ /> <img class=" wp-image-288" title="Cocke County Roads” src=”https://tammyhopkinsonmba.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/13394282124291.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”” width=”128″ height=”109″ /> Close quarters for two big vehicles on the roads less traveled.

Close quarters for two vehicles on one of the roads in Cocke County roads less traveled. It does not look like there is a lot of room for two vehicles on this road as you can tell by the picture above.  As you can see with the picture above this is a tight squeeze for anyone to go down this was taken on the way to  town. Only certain parts of the road allow room for other passing vehicles to move over to let the other person go. However, the better part of this road does not have places for moving aside to let the other cars to pass. It looks like the road followed a snake because when you meet a school bus it is hard to get over enough so that the bus can get by. By fixing, one road at a time over the next few years could decrease the amount of accidents that happen on those roads that look like driveways. Being a cocke county resident and having to drive down these types of roads at night can cause problems for everyone that uses these roads. Especially, with a variety of trees close to the road and does not allow the room to move over for both vehicles to make their way down the road. However, no one says anything about the roads and goes on, as nothing is wrong until someone gets hurts in a car accident or something else. Many times I have driven down the road and met someone going a lot faster than they should because there is not a speed limit sign anywhere. People do not watch their speed on these roads, which makes it difficult for other big vehicles that come and go on these types of roads. Just extending the road a little could make the difference.  Making the road wider or cutting down some of the trees that are close to the road could help make more room for the vehicles to pass each other without any problems.

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The Stresses of the Real World


While listening to the birds chirping in the background, thinking about the upcoming stresses in her life, and wondering how things will play out in the end. She wonders how she is supposed to tell her children to go to college when it has not helped her out in the least. Countless resume’s she has sent out to numerous counties, and then no one calls and she does not hear any replies to the contrary about her skills, and knowledge. Putting your education on your resume will hurt the results because many company’s think that you will not work for the rate that they are paying. It is almost as if no one wants anyone to succeed in life. People should just stand around taking the beatings of loans; bills, working every day for the rest of your life, and watching the prices of food and other items getting higher and higher. While gas prices are starting to go down everything else is on the rise.
Well in this day and time, it is hard to keep the faith that things will work out in the end. She has spent most of her life doing things for other people and making money for them by doing the job the best that she can and with nothing in return. The future does not look to promising here in this small town. If you do not know certain people, you do not get all the goodies. In order, for you to make it in a world you have to know everyone that matters. It is a win or lose situation and if you do not know the right people and have the right connections, you will not go anywhere. In this day and time, knowing the right people can get you the job that you have dreamed of and she wonders how things will look in the future.
Throughout your life you are told that you need to have an education to get that dream job what they do not tell you is that it may take quite a long time before you finally get that dream job. Some students upon graduating have accomplished obtaining their dream job, and some students are not lucky enough and have to keep searching for that job. Furthermore, statistics are against many of the graduating students this year, and in future years because of the state of the economy. Therefore, with thousands of students who are graduating and face years of paying off student loans that increase every year, you pay on them. You could pay on these loans for years to come without little relief. There literally is no way out of student loans unless you automatically become rich overnight and can pay the entire bill off. The chances and odds are against you no matter how you look at the situation.
Talking to your college counselor’s does not do any good. She called one time to seek advice about where she should look for a job, who she could contact for resume help instead of paying more money to have someone else make your resume. The thing that you have to go through in this world is amazing. Not only paying for college on a small salary but also not being able to find a decent job in this small town that does not cost an arm and a leg to get a license. This world does not have many mentors that she would consider a mentor because many people do not want others to succeed or show them up with knowledge or skills. She knows that other people are better than she is however; she is better at some things than other people are.
With more than what feels like thirty or forty years of debt piled up against her in this dwindling economy with no new jobs being put in the economy and current jobs you have to wait for someone to quit or keel over. Sometimes it makes you wonder how people still can afford to eat out, drive their car, and other things that they like to do. It is quite amazing to see how many people still do not think that anything is going to happen. They have a surprise coming to them if they think that things are not going to get worse because they are. She knows that in the end it all works out so she keeps on working to make ends meet on the little income she brings in. Writing down everything that she does throughout the day, week, months, and years from here on out allowing her to see the accomplishments that she has made over the years. The real world and reality is that now with no jobs in the economy she has to work twice as hard to make her future dreams of having her own business become a reality.
At the end of the day, she takes her shoes off and sits back to watch the children as they watch television, and talks about the day that she had. Whom she met, and whom she talked to today. Furthermore, it seems quite interesting to listen to customers, and what actions they take to manage to make it through the rough spots throughout their life. The worries of the day are over and another dollar or two earned for the day. She will wake up in the morning and do it all over again for the rest of her life or until something finally goes her way. She has a talent for writing, and enjoys spending the quiet time talking about the things that she has accomplished and whom she has talked to during the day.