i knew that title would draw you in.
so. i got a new job. called selling and altering wedding dresses. it's sort of a huge thrill. i work at a lovely boutique called a bridal center. it's a bit ironic, 'cause i never once tried on a wedding dress when i got married. i saw a picture of my dream dress before i was even engaged and had my dress custom made from there.
i always thought a job like this would be one of my dream jobs... and it's turning out different than i expected. it's hard. being a sales person gives me anxiety, and i come home with a burning back and sore feet. oh and let's not talk about the horror i felt as i first brought scissors to a wedding dress. even though i've sewed simple things for years, i've never altered anything before. i feel extremely inexperienced and every day is a challenge.
but, i love it.
>>> even though i never went wedding dress shopping for myself, i've had my fair share of wedding dress shopping for my friends. a bridal center carries the most beautiful dresses of any dress stores i've ever been to. they're all handpicked, elegant dresses, and i want to try on every one.
>>> i don't have a sewing machine of my own, and i miss sewing. the women i work with are so genius with wedding dresses, i'm learning so much and it's a skill i'm excited to have even after i leave this job. also, it gives me a sense of accomplishment.
>>> selling is stressful, and i now have a new respect for sales people. as cheezy as it sounds, it feels totally worth it when you help a bride find "the one" and she starts tearing up. i love it.
p.s. just in case you were wondering, i am still working at the women's studies office. no way in ever would i quit that job.