It was November, it was definitely November.
Rachel looked out the window.
Rain was pouring down from the grey almost black sky.
November. What a month. No light.
Rachel grabbed her bag, her umbrella and glanced at her feet. The shoes, that she was wearing were most certainly not going to help her keep her feet dry.
“Rachel, are you ok” a worried voice made her leave her bleak daydream.
She looked at her colleague Carol. Who was looking at her with a concerned smile.
As an answer, Rachel forced herself to smile an unconvincing smile and nodded.
“Rachel, come on. Tell me what lays heavy on your heart. I won’t judge you.” Carol reassured in a warm voice.
Rachel hesitated, all the negative thoughts were wooshing through her brain. November was never easy, but this one was particularly hard for her.
“Thank you, Carol, but I will be okay.”
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