I have some good news and some bad news. I'll break the bad news first; I won't be doing as many Nail of the Day posts going forward. The reason is the good news; I got the job I was interviewing for. I will now be working as a bridal consultant, and we're not allowed to wear nail polish lest it rub off on the expensive dresses. This is a totally legitimate concern; I've had completely dry nail polish rub off on paper while taking notes, and once I actually got a bit on the wall when I tripped, fell, and caught myself with the backside of my fingertips. (It was an awkward fall, as you can imagine). However, I have really weak, really ugly (from all the old breaks and peels) nails, so I'll have to at least keep my clear nail treatment on them at all times.
Can I just take a moment to say how excited I am for this job? I will be doing what the women on Say Yes to the Dress do (it sounds so cheesy when I put it that way...). I went with my friend to this same bridal salon when she was looking for her wedding gown, and the job looked like something that would be really interesting and rewarding. I know there are plenty of people reading this who may not agree with the wedding industry, but I love fashion, and I especially love PRETTY DRESSES, so to get to help people find a garment that will represent them on a very important occasion kind of sounds like the best job ever. This salon also runs a local wedding expo and partners with local wedding vendors, so it will be interesting to see how all of that functions; I've been thinking lately that someday I might choose to pursue event planning, and it will be interesting to get some insight into that side of things, too. I sort of thought working there would be a long shot; I wasn't sure if they were hiring, or if they had any specific experience requirements for the position (since I've never worked on commission before). Things fell into place, though. I am a little nervous about working on commission, but I think it will be really fun to get to connect on a personal level with my customers, instead of just sticking to the "Hi how are you?" and "Have a nice day" script like in a more traditional retail job where you don't have the luxury of 1.5 hours to devote to your customers. If any of you are in the market for a bridal gown... Let me know!
And this is completely random, but the sky out my back window was GORGEOUS the other day, so I took pictures. Those orange streaks you see are not reflection off the panes of glass; that's sunlight filtering down through the clouds. I couldn't capture how vibrant the colors were in real life, but it was breathtaking. I caught my neighbor on her back deck looking at the sky, too! AND there was a rainbow visible out the front window, and people in the street were congregating to look at that! So inspiring.
|Ok, that bright spot above the houses is the reflection of a can light. Haha, sorry!|
I got better pictures of the sky on my boyfriend's camera, but he hasn't pulled the pictures off of it yet. I'll have to bug him about doing that so I can show you guys. He does video production though, so he always spends an hour or two fiddling with and correcting any new pictures when he puts them on his computer. Not as time consuming as editing video, but still not exactly a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am process. I can't blame him for putting that off!
Thanks to everyone who read my post a few days ago about feeling stuck in a rut; I really appreciated your comments, and all of the good energy and well wishes regarding my interview must have worked, because they hired me on the spot!