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RavenLG Thu 07-Nov-19 12:26:03

I had a job interview today. And I actually went and did it.

I've been suffering with depression and anxiety for a while, and the past year has been horrific. I quit my job (as it was a major factor) and I felt ready to get back into something I'm passionate about.

I've had a few interviews lined up but cancelled last minute due to my anxiety and having a panic attack before leaving the house / on a bus / in a taxi etc.

But today I did it. I loaded myself up on propranolol, got in a taxi, I took some deep breaths before walking through the doors and it all went fine. I waffled and was cringey, but I made them laugh and saw some nodding / smiling and note taking while I was answering the questions.

Even if I do get this job I feel like it's a massive hurdle I've overcome! I've told my partner and he's proud but I just felt like shouting it from the rooftops (on mn!) as it's really no big deal to most people, but it's massive to me!!

SophieTurnersEyebrows Thu 07-Nov-19 12:26:43

Well done OP, you sound very brave. Fingers crossed!

melissasummerfield Thu 07-Nov-19 12:27:30

Well done flowers

Hope you get the job!! smile

user1498854363 Thu 07-Nov-19 12:27:32

Well done OP, great achievement 👍😁💐

Swer987 Thu 07-Nov-19 12:27:37

That’s brilliant. Well done OP.

EmmaJR1 Thu 07-Nov-19 12:27:56

Its a massive deal! Despite barriers you went ahead and managed to overcome your fear! Well done!

crosser62 Thu 07-Nov-19 12:29:05

Ahh that has actually made my day!
That is amazing as I know how hard that must have been for you, you are bloody fabulous!!

Lotus90 Thu 07-Nov-19 12:29:10

Amazing OP, well done you grin

MrTumbleTumble Thu 07-Nov-19 12:29:51

Very well done! I hope you get it.

Sohololopopo Thu 07-Nov-19 12:42:47

Yey!!!!!! Well done OP!

FetchezLaVache Thu 07-Nov-19 12:44:59

Well done, OP! Really hope you get the job.

Livebythecoast Thu 07-Nov-19 12:45:21

Well done you! It's so crippling having depression or anxiety or indeed both so you've done amazing.

Let us know how you get on and like you say , even if you don't then it must have raised your confidence and know that you can do it again smile

LilouBlue Thu 07-Nov-19 12:48:25

Well done OP you've done brilliantly and have every right to feel proud of yourself! Fingers crossed that you get it, but even if you don't you have done the hardest bit!

BumbleBeee69 Thu 07-Nov-19 12:49:12

great news OP.. I hope it's positive. flowers

TheWhatWhats Thu 07-Nov-19 12:50:32

Great achievement 👍 well done op 👏👏👏

GinAndBubbles Thu 07-Nov-19 12:51:14

Well done you!!! I had a recent experience where I had to present in an interview, I was beyond a bag of nerves, but I did it!!

Do not underestimate this amazing achievement, whatever the outcome be super proud of yourself.
Will keep my fingers crossed for you!

AmIThough Thu 07-Nov-19 12:52:57

That's amazing OP. Well done you and fingers crossed it's good news. Even if it's not, what a massive step!

cakeandchampagne Thu 07-Nov-19 12:54:00

star Well done!

RavenLG Thu 07-Nov-19 12:54:19

Thanks you lot. Your words are really kind. I'll hopefully be posting back with some good news but if not then it wasn't meant to be and I've done it once, so I can do it again!

MoodLighting Thu 07-Nov-19 13:06:20

Yay! Well done! Sometimes showing up IS winning. I hope now that you get it flowers

TheReluctantCountess Thu 07-Nov-19 13:18:03

Well done - I know how hard that can be. I hope you get the job, but even if you don’t, you know you can do this!

Catkin8 Thu 07-Nov-19 13:22:53

Well done! cake

Notgoodatchoosingnames Thu 07-Nov-19 13:38:53

excellent. Good on you!! cake

AnnaFiveTowns Thu 07-Nov-19 13:40:42

Well done! It doesn't matter if you don't get the job, just turning up is a huge achievement! Good luck!

Knittedfairies Thu 07-Nov-19 13:52:12

Well done you!

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