Monday, May 6, 2013

a new job (and it involves tulle and lace!)

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.


  1. You, my dear, are a storyteller. You will tell your children and your children's children the best of stories. Stories you have collected and lived out along the way. And they will be so lucky!

    Congratulations again on this job! I cannot wait to hear how it goes. It seems not only like the perfect fit for you (pun intended...?!), but I love how you can give encouragement to these future brides!

  2. First off, congratulations on this job! Also, I'm pretty sure my dream jobs are being Ariel at Disney and anything to do with weddings. So you're basically living one half of my dream ;) I love that you just want to help out these ladies getting married– so sweet!

  3. congrats on the job! what an amazing opportunity :) i'm sure you will enjoy it and be great at it!

    and haha, i love the English major question...i get that all the time as well. sometimes i don't know to explain that writing--anything--is just my life :) you will definitely find some great stories!

    grace & love,

  4. I'm so excited for you! Finding a job is tough, and finding a job that you actually want, is even better. :) Good luck. Can't wait to hear how it goes and maybe some stories along the way?

    <3 Ash

  5. Congratulations on your new job! I worked in the wedding industry (photography) for 8 years and you will definitely have some stories to tell. ;)
    God Bless!

  6. Congratulations Heather! What a dream for you! :)

  7. Congrats on your new job! Sounds like so much fun and isn't cool how the Lord heard you back when you perusing craigslist ads. He is so good and cares about the desires and little details on our lives!

  8. Congrats to you! That sounds like a fun job (although one that I'm definitely not made for!) and I know you're going to do great at it--it sounds like a great opportunity to love on women during what could be a very stressful time in their lives. :)

  9. say yes to the dress: north carolina edition. oh my goodness...i can't wait to hear stories! congrats girl!

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