Thursday, September 28, 2017

A black and white situation

I spent my day off today preparing for my job hunt. First, I trolled the internet and found a trio of ways to put my portfolio online. They're all a little too complicated for me right now. I'll have to explore them more carefully again. Soon. I just felt a little overwhelmed this morning.

Then I went to Carson's (maybe it's Bon-Ton, Bergner's or Younker's in your neighborhood). I picked up my Clinique eye cream, a pair of cuffed black slacks and this jacket, all on sale.

I chose the jacket at right because it's not expressly seasonal. In spring, I can wear it zipped. In fall/winter, I can layer. I can do the same thing with the jacket at left, purchased last spring at the same store.

I wish I could have found something I liked in a navy print.  Or a royal blue solid. But alas, those were not on the racks.

Fortunately, I work in a very casual industry. I doubt that, after the first interview, I'll have to wear a jacket again. Then it will probably be back to jeans and sweaters.

Otherwise I'll just be known as the fat old lady in black and white.

I'm trying not to freak out about this. I'm not succeeding, of course, but I am trying. By taking actions, even little ones, I am granting myself the illusion of control. You know, fake it till you make it. After all, it is MY life. While I have no control over when/if the axe falls, it's not like I'm a spectator in what happens after that.


  1. Hi there!
    I came across your blog while doing some content research on behalf of my client, Bon-Ton. This article is such a relatable and fun blog post! It was kind of like a written version of a fun YouTube vlog! It was just so fun to read about what you did in a day and the things you bought from your shopping trip. As much as I found your blog post fun, I'd be thrilled if you're able to add a link to the "Bon-Ton" mention, linking to Bon-Ton's homepage: This will help me out greatly and serve as a great resource for your readers.

    Let me know if this is something that interests you and also feel free to ask questions, if any. If you're not the right person for this request, please point me in the right direction.


    1. I love Carson's, so I was happy to add the link.