Is today the day that everything changes?
27 January 2017
Your alarm goes. It’s Monday, you think. Or is it Tuesday? All the days have merged into one.
You have been taking the same bus with the same fellow commuters for so long. Actually how long has it been? The rain is lashing down outside - good old damp bus smell. It would just make you feel so much more human if you could walk to work. Or cycle.
You have been doing the same job for so long on the same salary - bills are higher, your wage packet isn’t thicker. You’ve had to turn down several invitations to nights out. And when was the last time you had a holiday?
You get to work and turn on the computer and the kettle. The noise of an office starting up for another day blares in the background - you just don’t feel it. Nursing a coffee, you stare at the blank white screen while it loads.
The same programmes from yesterday open themselves up. You check your emails. You open up a notepad and flick through your to-do-list. Nothing interesting. It’s important to keep focused but that’s a challenge when every day is the same. You watched Groundhog Day last night and could sympathise with Bill Murray.
Questioning yourself and your abilities is now a daily occurrence. But today you remember:
• Your CV is up to date
• You have qualifications
• You’re a people person
You are better than this!
Shaking off those negative thoughts with a deep slurp of coffee, you tell yourself “This could be the day that changes everything.” Armed with nothing but sheer determination to get yourself out of this rut, you open up a web browser and start searching.
A couple of jobs catch your eye straight away and you duly fill in all the correct paperwork, convinced that you’ve sent your potential employer the very best version of yourself.
All you need is someone to take a chance on you.
An email pings. That glowing number one makes you nervous and excited. You click on it …
It’s a no. But at least they replied, right?
Written By Mary Palmer