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I know. You hate your job. You try to pretend like you don’t but you do. You get in the car every morning, with your coffee in hand, and take a deep breath. Right there, in the quiet of your front seat, you have the same conversation with yourself day after day. It goes like this: 

“You can do this. Just one day. You can make it through.”

photo: Creative Commons, woodleywonderworks  

photo: Creative Commons, woodleywonderworks 

Of course, you know that. You know you can make it through the day. You’ve been “making it” through days for months now, even years, by repeating this very same routine, this coffee and breathing and driving and numbing and “you can make it” routine.