I was that crazy person who went shopping the day after Christmas. I have been known to go to Target on the day after, just for fun, just to buy a few ornaments or rolls of wrapping paper, but it's rare that I actually go out with an agenda. This year, I went out with a huge agenda.
See that picture above, it was taken not only to show that I indulged in some "sales of the year", but to send to my new boss for approval. That's right I said new "boss", and I'm not talking about the two I gave birth to.
Are you ready for this people?
I got a job. One that requires me to leave the house. One that will require me to wear pants that button, and things like mascara and blush. A job that will pay me for my time. A job that will take away some of my free time that I have enjoyed over the last six years.
Now that said, I'm excited about this new endeavor. This job will put me back on a team with one of my favorite people. She was my boss when I worked at Victoria's Secret before either of us were married or had kids. It's no surprise that she became a friend, a really good friend. It just so happened that she is now employed with Pier 1, and looking for a part time sales leader. That part time sales leader would now be me! I'm working for Pier 1! It's a job that allows me to use my retailing degree (did you know that I have one of those?), but on a part time basis. When she called me about this job in the beginning of December it sounded too good to be true. How could I refuse?
I didn't refuse, and that is how I ended up at the mall on the day after Christmas. I'd like to say I had the time of my life, enjoying some kid free shopping for new clothes, but it was super stressful. The stores were packed (obviously), the pickings were slim, and I was breaking into a sweat trying on pants. Why are pants the hardest thing to get to fit? Boot cut, flare, modern fit, high rise, straight leg, straight skinny, jegging... I mean I just need some pants that button that aren't jeans! Help me!
I found some, and some tops (like the one above), and some sensible shoes (translation: flat and hopefully really comfortable). I'm still looking for a new handbag, because my canvas cross body bags scream "Stay at Home Mother", and I need one to say "I can do this job, no really I can, because I have a professional looking handbag!!". Kidding, but only a little.
Now for the biggest change. This blog. No I'm not shutting it down! Are you crazy? I need this blog, it's my therapy, my happy place, my after work drink, and my cuppa whatever on a tough day. I have no intentions of closing up shop. I do however have intentions of slowing down. My goal is that I will have a new post for your viewing pleasure Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If I have extra time over the weekend, I may plan a post or two to run that week. Some weeks may have more content than others, but I'm not going to push it. Because when you push writing, it's crap. I don't want the time I actually spend here to be crap. That's why a three day a week commitment to you and this blog seems doable while I get the hang of having a job outside of the home. I will be checking my emails daily, so if you need me I will respond as soon as I can, hopefully in twenty four hours. Also a new year's resolution of mine is to interact more with my readers and commenter. This means that I will now be responding to comments directly on my blog. I will still respond to some via email, but I think interacting on my blog would be better since I get a ton of comments that are "no reply". What do you think? How do you feel about it? Go ahead and leave a comment I can respond to.
Don't worry, you will still see me plenty on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (another goal is to utilize Twitter a lot more). Of course you will mostly see me on Instagram posting pictures of my outfits for work. Because I have no idea when it comes to looking "professional". Professional mom maybe, professional person with a job? Only time will tell.