Cut & Paste Your Way Out of a Funk
April 18, 2011 § 15 Comments
Long time no blog – well actually it’s been 3 days.
I usually try to conjure up a weekend adventure to share but truthfully this weekend was pretty low-key. We did go out to dinner in Waikiki to an Italian restaurant called Il Lupino. As you may imagine, there aren’t too many Italian restaurants on Oahu – at least none that I’ve come across. So when I spotted this Italian restaurant right in the heart of Waikiki’s shopping strip I thought for sure it would have something to offer. Not so much. I made reservations and we were sat at a brightly lit table with a view of the kitchen (none of the chef’s looked remotely Italian). The service was awkward. There were about 15 busboys who were very attentive but the server only took our order and then came back to check on us once I asked one of the busboys if he could locate our waiter. The food reminded me of Olive Garden. It wasn’t bad but it sure as heck wasn’t anything special (especially for the price). Needless to say I was underwhelmed and didn’t take any photos because it just wasn’t that great!
The rest of the weekend was spent
stressing out preparing for a phone interview that took place this morning. I’m not going to divulge the details of where I interviewed but I’ll say that it aligns perfectly with my career goals and my education, and I want this job so bad. That being said, phone interviews are no fun. I spent hours going over potential questions, preparing my answers and researching the organization but I was still asked a few questions that I was unprepared for and I am just hoping and praying that I pulled it off in order to qualify for a second interview. I’ve spent all day reflecting on those few questions, going over them again and again in my mind, thinking of how I could have answered differently, but all I can do at this point is take a step back and hope that my earnest desire to fill this position came across to the interviewer.
In other news, I had a little appearance related identity crisis this weekend. Before Don & went out to dinner on Saturday night, I had one of those “pull all of your clothes out of your closet and nothing looks right” moments. And unfortunately I have those moments quite often. I like to think that in high school and college I had a defined sense of style. Maybe a little on the quirky side but it my style still said something about me. Lately though I’ve been feeling the opposite of fashionable. So after I threw on a tried and true LBD, swearing to Don all the way to dinner that I was going to throw away all my clothes and invest in an all black wardrobe – I came up with a better idea.
In my first few years of college I was really artistically inspired and was all about letting my creative side shine. In order to collect inspiration I would create collage journals which consisted of clippings from magazines like Lucky, Jane, Domino and Bust. Here’s a look into some of the pages of my college collage book
My inspiration collage books of the present are much more concentrated than the uber creative collages of my college years and so while having a crisis of confidence I turned to my current collage book – which I’ve maintained for about 2 years, for inspiration.
After garnering some inspiration I decided it was time to clean out my closet – not as extreme as I’d previously suggested, but still, some serious editing needed to be done. So… I went from this (note that I don’t have a walk in closet, I have 2 sliding closets so you can’t really see the expanse of unworn items)
To these three piles of Donation Items, To Be Tailored Items and Ebay Items, plus a whole bunch of shoes.
I maintained an Ebay store for a while when I lived in Orlando, but I haven’t launched any auctions since I’ve lived in Hawaii. I love Ebay because it’s a simple way to purge your closet of items you don’t wear while making some cash to replace them. Once I get my items listed I’ll post a link in case any readers are interested in buying. If so be sure to note that your a blog buyer & I’ll send you a Hawaiian souvenir 🙂