I have a Bachelors in Fashion Design and you might think that I should work in a cool fashion house or boutique. Spending my days designing, sketching, sewing, working the floor (and looking oh so cute and cool in my Lolita duds) at a job that embraces a fresh fashion sense and freedom to wear what you find fit. I think I should work in this job too. But to no avail, there are no such jobs around me. Since I am living in a very un-fashion conscious or fashion caring part of Upstate New York I have to make due with smaller jobs not in my specified field.
I have been working at my current job (the front desk of my local YMCA)for about and year and a half now. It is a fine enough job I find that there are a few factors that are making me not like my job so much these days. One of the big ones is that fact that I have to wear a hideous bright red unisex YMCA polo shirt every day. And, that is all we can wear. You wear your Y shirt and black/ khaki pants. I push this a bit by wearing a black knee length skirt. This dress code is getting to me more and more everyday. I hate my work uniform. (I know hate is a strong word and let me tell you, I really do hate it. Perhaps once I am done with the job I will burn the shirt and skirt.)
I have daydreams every day of working in a cute cafe, library, tiny shop, or bead store in my white button down blouse, dreamy light pink floral skirt (that I just made), and a pair of cute Mary Jane's. Is this too much to ask for? I will happily wear the name tag or the lanyard. I picture walking amongst the books, tables, and shelves and being happy at work. Most of my smiles at this current job are fake smiles that I muster up so people think that I am happy there.
I have been compiling a list of local shops that seem like they should be a good fit for me. I believe they don't have uniforms, they don't have unhappy people yelling at me every day, they are small and cozy, and they are or have something that I am passionate about. I love fashion, jewelry, baking, and books/reading. I will be handing in applications and resumes to multiple book shop, gift shops, bakeries, and bead shops. I think I could be very happy in one of these places. Happy people go to these places. They buy books, muffins, gifts, and other nice things. I will update you girls once some progress has been made. Maybe you will be lucky enough to see my super cute resume that I am working on.
*Please note the above pictures are not mine and do not claim them to be my own.