I was having wine with some lady friends a few years ago and we were discussing our jobs and how crazy busy we all were. One of the girls jokingly was telling us that a friend of hers is so burnt out from work, she’s hoping to get mono. MONO.
Just so she can rest!
We were all laughing about it, but my heart broke a little thinking about her wanting to go through such an awful sickness to get a break from her job.
Everyone who has experienced this job, please raise your hands. (Oh, your nails look nice…) I think most of us have or are currently in this position — a job that is literally sucking the life out of us. We don’t get a break and are wishing for a virus like mono to just take us out so we can get some reprieve.
I’ve had mono and I’ve also had a job like this, and I can definitely relate. I was once in a job that I had to take anti-depressants to deal with — I cried the whole way to work and the whole way home. Are you in this position? (If so, first here’s a *virtual hug* from me.) Can life continue like this for you? Is it time to step out into your own? Is it time to move to another job or perhaps start the business you’ve been dreaming about?
Even if you don’t get your business started tomorrow or start a new job — take a few steps towards it. Update your resume, start your business plan, buy your domain name, do a few things just to get you rolling. You’ll get there — we’re here for you. In the meantime — take your vitamins!