The year was ending on a high note, one that was a long time coming. She had interviewed for a job in marketing, and ended up being interviewed for another job in the same building once they realized she was there. She got hired for the second job, which was the same pay and benefits, just more administrative work.
The day after orientation she got a call from the first job offering it up to her. Per their words, "The other one didn't work out." What could have happened in less than 24 hours she'll never really know, but she suspected that the girl had lied, as she got a text indicating they had contacted her prior employer.
It was the only job she had applied for that she wanted in months, and she was thrilled to see the light at the end of her tunnel. It would be making enough so that she could pay for an apartment, which she was already searching for. By March, she should be out of her mothers house and onto a better life.
In the shower this morning she found herself looking back on this hard year. It was ending with an amazing job opportunity that she hoped would sustain her for life.
Happy New Year Penny. You tried your best. Next year should be better.