There are no words to describe how useless I've felt without a job. I have looked and looked, applied and applied and the results have been staggeringly insufficient. Until the other day. Last week I turned in applications at Victoria's Secret (hoping I'd be let in on it) and Forever 21. Victoria's Secret immediately let me know that my Christmas absence would not help me, but that I should try back in January. At Forever 21 I dropped the application off and they simply replied thanks. I figured I was out for the count when the next day I had a voicemail from Forever 21 asking me to come in for a group interview! This was the first bite I had and I was so excited -- look at me excited to work in retail! The interview was today and I was phenomenal; not so much from natural talent and ability but because in High School I was part of DECA (an "international association of marketing students") and I was brain-washed with interview tactics, what to wear, and "how to turn your weaknesses into strengths." The interviewer liked me and the only thing between me and this job is the fact that I'll be gone over Christmas, but she seemed optimistic that it wouldn't be a deal-breaker. So, here's to you Ms. Merlin, for teaching me how to impress my future employer -- you were right. This job is almost as great as being paid to dress cute and stand outside a flower shop (see previous blog entry's picture for context).
ANYWAY, all that to say Praise the Lord! This time next week, I could be back in the working force.