*BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP*
You open your eyes to the familiar yet unwelcome sound of your alarm clock. 7:30am, the day has begun. You hit the button on the clock to shut it off, today is going to be a long day. You slowly get up, running the plan through your head.
You need to get up, get dressed and get going. You need to be in your car in 30 minutes, and at the airport by 9am or you'll miss your flight. Your contact will be waiting for you at the other end, the agency says she's the fidgety type. If you miss your window, there wont be time to renegotiate. You have to make it onto your flight.
It's time to get ready, there's "work" to do.