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Today I had my iPod at work on shuffle and as it went through my list, it hit on 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton. I love this song. I love the movie.

This week this song feels especially true.

Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn
and stretch
and try to come to life.
Jump in the shower
and the blood starts pumping
Out on the street
the traffic starts jumping
With folks like me on the job from nine to five.

Working nine to five
what a way to make living
Barely getting by
it’s all taking and no giving.
They just use your mind
and they never give you credit
It’s enough to drive you crazy
if you let it.

Nine to five
for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion
Want to move ahead
but the boss won’t seem to let me
I swear sometimes
that man is out to get me.
They let you dream just to watch them shatter
You’re just a step on the boss man’s ladder
But you’ve got dreams he’ll never take away.
In the same boat with a lot of your friends
Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in
And the tide’s gonna turn
and it’s all gonna roll your way.

Working nine to five
what a way to make a living
Nine to five
they’ve got you where they want you
There’s a better life
and you dream about it don’t you?
It’s a rich man’s gameno matter what they call it
And you spend your life putting money in his pocket.

Nine to five
what a way to make a living
Nine to five
they’ve got you where they want you

I really feel like I am waiting for the tide to turn and my ship to come in.  I applied to a local university that has my program and now I am just waiting to hear back to see if I have been accepted.  Fingers crossed! In the meantime I am working this 9-5 job that has me typing all day every day. Its just a temp job, so there are no promotions, no raises and if I need a day off, its at the expense of my paycheck. There is a better life out there, I know there is. I see other people with it!!! I just have to wait a little bit longer for the time to turn my way. In the meantime… sing it Dolly!