H&M Blue Floral Skater Dress* / Memorata by CLN Malka Nude Heels / Classic black blazer*/ Stradivarius shoulder bag* / Topshop Sunglasses / ELF Studio Matte Lipstick in Coral / Estee Lauder Nail Lacquer
Today I had my very first job interview. I was anxious the whole weekend. A few days ago, I was at shoot and my longtime online friend from Tumblr, Maine, was there and we chatted about my career as a freelancer and the pressure to find a real job. She reassured me that it was okay to not want to be in retail if I was really passionate about my freelance job, which was a little refreshing considering majority of the people who I talked to always pressured me to go against my heart and be realistic — though I know both arguments are equally important — finding a real job meant more income which meant more savings for my future. I get it, don’t worry.
I received a phone call on Friday, from Forever 21, asking me to come in for an interview first thing Monday morning for the Visual Merchandising job position. Despite being a little settled with the freelance life, and thinking Forever 21 wouldn’t bother calling me back because it’s been weeks since I sent in my resume, I took this phone call as a sign from the Universe telling me, “Hey, you sent in your resume — it may be nearly 3 weeks late but here’s the chance — take it and do what you will with it. Just jump.” and so that’s what I did.
Below are the thoughts that ran through my head the entire duration of before, during and after the interviews. Some of these I actually wrote down on my phone as it was happening, I clearly did a lot of waiting around, read & enjoy the babbling from inside my head: