has anyone ever slept through an interview

A bird upon a windowsill, tweeting,

Marking that the day has started

Long ago, and now you’re late.

That gentle light that through

The yonder window breaks,

It marks that it is ten o’clock

And Sleeping Beauty has slept through

And she groans in disbelief, realising

That she’s missed her interview!

Thankfully, my interview is tomorrow. Because if it had been today, I would have missed it. I somehow managed to sleep through three alarms and it was only the light coming through my open curtains that signaled to me that something was wrong.

I’ve done this before, as I am sure that everyone has. But the fact that I have an interview tomorrow and if that were to happen tomorrow I could kiss that opportunity goodbye, that gave me a bit of a scare.

It made me think of how badly an interview could go. I’m sure people have slept in and missed them before. Would you even bother going if you realised that you were half an hour late? And how long into an interview are you before you realise you’ve stuffed it up? I heard a story about somebody doing their driving test and they immediately backed into the test centre wall. Could you do the equivalent in an interview?

Let’s just hope that tomorrow starts off a bit better than today did.

Much Love

Rachel xx

i need kisses on the end of emails

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I have realised that when I feel vulnerable and sensitive, I like people to be super kind to me. I can’t stand professional conversations or emails because I just get this feeling that you’re angry with me.

When I feel vulnerable, a ‘kind regards’ makes me feel rubbish, even if you are being perfectly nice. I know this because yesterday I felt so down in the dumps and no amount of professional commiserations made me feel any better.

And then my mentor wrote to me and put a kiss at the end of her email, and I burst into tears. That little bit of personal kindness was just what I needed. I think it’s funny that an ‘x’ at the end of the email can do that. I wish that we were allowed to do that on all business emails because the world would be a much nicer place to live in.

Much Love

Rachel xx