0700: Alarm shrieks. Bleary eyes as I stumble out of bed.
0705: Jump in the shower. Can’t relax. Got to rush.
0715: Shovel cereal. Pour a hot drink. It scalds my throat.
0720: On the road. Have I beaten the traffic? No luck.
0730… 0740… 0750… crawling slowly. Horns screech. Engines rumble.
0800: Barely halfway. Feeling stressed – call the boss.
0820: The slow-moving ribbon of cars snakes its way into the city. My favourite song plays on the radio. Wait…
I open my eyes. It’s 7am. Fuck. Turn off the alarm and stumble out of bed. Time to get ready.
Written by Alanah Andrews