My work situation is certainly not improving. Frankly, I’m lonely. I spend most of my days sitting at my desk with no one to talk to. My managers sit across from me in offices that usually have their doors closed, and I don’t sit by the rest of the staff (who are in projects together and in constant collaboration—I’m in a different type of department, so no projects). I’m not included in meetings. There’s no possibility of growth or development. This job is stale and stagnant.

I know I need to leave and have been job hunting. I’m proactive as best as I can be.

This isn’t a rant for pity or even advice. I do what I can to entertain myself for 8 lonely hours every day. I just need to . . . put it out there, out into the world, that I need an opportunity to come along that provides a safe, creative space for me to prosper.