‘It’s the Final Countdown’
I’m sure we have all been there, 6:45am comes round and you open one eye, hoping, praying, that the clock says 4am, 5am, anything apart for the real time! But no, it’s time to get up and start the day.
The day as a Digital Marketing Assistant (DMA) starts off the same way every day, no it’s not a big stretch and a casual walk to the kitchen to make a nice coffee and my favourite cereal (right now it’s Krave)… it’s getting my two stepdaughters awake, up and ready for school! (anyone with kids can relate to the morning routine!). I’ll be honest, if it wasn’t for my amazing wife, the morning wouldn’t run as smoothly as it does and without her, I wouldn’t be able to do my job.
I have mentioned my family here not to highlight my struggles (all families have them), but to show that I’m lucky in two ways:
1. I have a great family and support structure in place for getting the kids up, getting them to school and for when they’re ill (and with kids something always happens).
2. Quorum is the only company I have worked for that actively supports working families. This helps with situations like working from home, allowing time for personal appointments during the working day etc. which alleviates a lot of stress in my life as I know I won’t be penalised for having a family.
So, I’m out the door and at the train station. To alleviate the boredom of the journey I tend to watch Netflix (currently Black Mirror) zone out and relax before getting to work.
This is the first time I have worked in the Capital and as cheesy as it sounds I do get a good feeling every day as I walk from the train station to the office (maybe ask me again in 5 years’ time).