Shopping and Planning
Saturday, July 06, 2013
I know I shouldn’t be shopping right before I stop having a source of income, but there’s some stuff I really want.
I NEED a new interview outfit. My old ones don’t fit. I have a gray skirt that I can wear with my button-down blue striped shirt, but that would probably be best for a slightly casual environment (and the button-down shirt may be a little on the smaller side, I don’t remember). I’d rather have something with a jacket. What I think I want is a nice black dress with a black jacket, but I have a hard time finding dresses that are the right length for me. I’m still going to look though. I’m going to try not to be disappointed if I don’t find it, but I’m still shooting for the perfect outfit. I know not everything can be perfect, but I would love it if my outfit is.
I want some more long dresses and skirts. I go through phases with my skirts. I was very into long when I was younger, now I mostly wear short, but I think I want some more long. I have yet to change out of the long skirt I wore this afternoon (even though I’ve changed from my white shirt to a tshirt that doesn’t match the skirt), because it’s so darn comfortable.
Starting this week, I will be taking a lot of half days and days off from work. Some of those will just be lounging, some will be purposeful. But my goal is to do either treadmill or serious outside exercise on EVERY SINGLE ONE of those days, with the exception of the one day I’m taking off for a specific reason (and that I would have been taking off even if I wasn’t leaving). We’ll see how it goes. Other than that, days need to be dedicated to job search or related things – like buying a new interview outfit, getting my portfolio ready (maybe I’ll do that Wednesday? I forgot that Wednesday was not a good day for me to be home early, so maybe I’ll walk in the park and then deal with portfolio stuff so that I’m still in the city when I need to be), and, of course, the actually searching for and applying for jobs. I really hope it doesn't take me 6 months to find a job again (and that I get a decent job this time, not like the crappy one I’m about to leave).
Anyways . . . it’s been a mediocre week, some good days, some medium days, some bad days. But mediocre is better than bad, so I’m taking it as a good sign.
Here’s to a great next week!