Monday, May 6, 2013
a new job (and it involves tulle and lace!)
at 8:23 PM
Tomorrow is the first day at my job and, in spite of the awkwardness that comes with being new and not really sure where to park, I'm over-the-moon excited.
I am the newest employee at a glamorous, Southern bridal boutique. Outside of writing a few books and playing Ariel at Disney World, this is my dream job. As a senior in college I would scan Craigslist for jobs and moan, "But why can't I just sell wedding dresses?"
I am not under any illusion that this job will be a fairytale (I mean, we've all seen the shows.) It'll be busy and chaotic. But, as a recent bride myself, I have a strong desire to help girls during this strange and exciting time in their lives. Being engaged is not easy. You're faced with this impending, eternal decision that will change your life forever while dealing with the inane: napkin colors. It's enough to make anyone nuts. But I'm excited to be a part of that and to do what I can to make the whole thing just a little bit easier for everyone involved.
(If that sounded like an answer to an interview question, I promise it's not; I'm just so darn tickled about the whole thing.)
It all happened so fast I have a hard time believing it's real. I am not especially great at interviews (recall my fuzzy dice story) but somehow they decided they wanted me, praise the Lord.
At one point the manager glanced at my resume and said, "Hmm, an English major. And what did you want to do with that?" Everyone wants an answer to this and I am sorry to report I have yet to make up a good one.
"Oh, well, I wanted to write...things."
She leaned in with a raised eyebrow and said, "You will have so many stories to tell working here."
And if there's one thing I am hoping to find with this little move across North Carolina, it's some good stories.