Navigational Weekend

Normally when I’m doing a daily practice, it’s daily. This weekend, on the other hand, was more than just my normal errands. I had to go interview clothes shopping. Let’s rewind back to Thursday. I got an email through my Indeed messenger to set up a phone interview for a ‘Social Media and Creative Specialist’. I cannot express enough how badly I want and need this job. Want-because it’s what I want to do. I was hired where I’m at now to work and create social media, monitor stats (I LOVE THOSE BY THE WAY), write, photograph, comment, and design uniforms. But that’s not what happened. We all know what happened. A family run business was just that. Need it because not only would it be better for my mental health but back into my career field and learning new skills. Back to my phone interview. I scheduled it right after work and during wait time to pick up the kiddos from school (YAY Bluetooth technology set-up in the car). The interview went awesome and right after she scheduled an in-person interview…for tomorrow. I was glowing and ecstatic.

Arriving home I opened my email as instructed to complete 2 action items. I’m so grateful that Adobe had a black Friday sale so I could get my programs back on my laptop because I needed to create a FaceBook ad and poster. I went beyond that yesterday with a video slide presentation music and all. In the email, it was specified ‘business casual’ interview. I didn’t panic until I realized I didn’t have anything that fell in that category. This brings navigating the business casual world. Some pictures showed with jeans some showed with slacks and cute canvas shoes but I didn’t have anything that fell in that category. My clothes, especially now where I work are all casual. If I get this job I’ll need to go shopping for work clothes that are business casual.

This brings me to navigating Christmas and Yule shopping. Crazy doesn’t even cover what it was like. I made the mistake of going to Bath and Body Works. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to just shove someone to the side. The rudeness of people was just absurd. I walked in there with a good mood and I walked out a hating EVERYONE. I walked in two different stores trying to find business casual attire and was immediately overwhelmed but my husband helped. Before you wrinkle your nose he has always helped me pick out clothes (he’s a clothes snob if you will). In fact, before he was with me he was a great dresser then kids happened but that’s a different story. He noticed that my mood was changing and said the magical words, ‘ Let’s go get something to eat.’ Music to my hangry ears.

6 hours later I had to outfits to choose from and most of my holiday shopping complete. Outside of candy for the stockings and something for my mom, I have everything done. I need to dye some grey out of my hair and get things packed for Yule this weekend but my interview tomorrow will have me in a state of anxiety until I hear either way if I have it or not. My regular daily Havamal study will continue this afternoon. Happy Monday everyone!

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