I'm slowly losing weight, many of my old clothes are reaching the end of their lives. I need new clothes.
Clothes cost money. Even when I wait for a flash sale, things are still pretty expensive. If I wait until an item goes on clearance, it is likely not going to be in my size.
Another piece of the puzzle is the girls. They are growing, and they also need clothes.
That means I need to stretch my budget even further. With the girls I have lucked out with sales at Kohls and my neighborhood garage sale sites. I haven't been as lucky with finding things for myself.
As I focus more on my career, I need to step my my wardrobe and replace the things that no longer fit/are just worn out.
One solution I have found is ThredUp. It is online consignment shopping, and so far it is working pretty well. The site allows you to set up your account with your size information, so it will bring up things in the sizes you want. You can set up a price range that you are comfortable in paying for a…
I sat down and crafted a list of blog topics last night, and the plan was start working through that list tonight. It was going to be the start of a true reboot of this old thing.
While I had planned on picking my stepdaughter up at the Boys and Girls Club after work I didn't plan on:
1) The amazon parrot needing me to make a food stop on the way home
2) My stepdaugher wanting me to watch her practice for color guard
3) That working on our budget would take nearly as long as it did.
4) Being this exhausted for no particular reason
Now I sit here with a basset hound in my lap, and I am awkwardly trying to type on my laptop without disturbing him.
This won't be the blog I wanted to write tonight. It won't be carefully crafted. That blog post will have to wait.
Sometimes you have to roll with the unexpected.
Sometime you have to focus on what is really important. That means acknowledging that you have to make sure your priorities are in check.
Sometimes you have to concede…
I've been frustrated by my career, and I have been excited about my career.
I applied for a position outside the college. I was interviewed (which was awesome) but I did not get the job. It was encouraging because even with it being a stretch (I met the minimum requirements) I still was interviewed. It was frustrating because it wasn't until I got the rejection email that I realized how much I am ready to start looking to my future.
I've been frustrated because the positions I can see myself excelling in, are currently held by amazing people that aren't going anywhere.
I'm excited to see where things go with our restructure, but I am unsure that it will open any doors for me in the near future. The opportunities created may be for those who are already in leadership roles that are ready for that next step. Right now I'm not one of those people.
I'm not unhappy where I am, but I really do feel that tug of wanting more.