Procrastiknitting

The only thing worse than looking for a job, is actually finding a job that fits and going through the interview process.  Ask me how I know?  UGH!  It’s the worst.  Had a telephone interview, it was successful enough to get me an on-site interview next week.

And so this week, I shall procrastiknit.   Let’s hope all that nonsense about knitting to soothe anxiety is true because positive affirmations and repeated platitudes aren’t helping!

I’m not normally an anxious person but as I get older, the magnitude of these events seems to amplify.  I’ve got a fair amount of prep work to do.  They expect a presentation of my work and my experience.  I’ve done the work.  I have the experience.  I even have PowerPoint.

The only thing I need to do now:  Procrastiknit.   It’s all part of the master plan.  Step One: a bit of quiet contemplative time to clear my head, focus my thoughts, refine my message.  Step Two:  Domination.  That’s how it works right?

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I will say, all this purple helps!  I’m loving my purple fade, even as it transitions into the grey section.  Sadly, no one at this job will give me bonus points for a kick ass fade.

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Yesterday’s procrastiknitting happened at a beautiful garden & historic site out in the ‘burbs.  It was a gorgeous, foggy day…my favorite kind.

It’s called Filoli, a name made up by the man who built the place, from the letters of his personal motto…”FIght for a just cause; LOve your fellow man; LIve a good life.”

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And live the good life he did.  Mr. Bourn made his money in a gold mine.  That rug was bought from Queen Victoria’s Isle of Wight house.   Fancy Schmancy doesn’t begin to cover it.

Of course, times change and now the property is owned and run by a historic trust, so that tapestry on the left was donated by a local needlepoint group.  It’s a lovely likeness of the clocktower.

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And, this glass exhibit in the reflecting pool…not a Chihuly but Chihuly inspired, no doubt.  And probably for sale.  We’ve all gotta pay the bills somehow…

and so with that, I will transition from procrastiblogging to procrastiknitting and maybe even a little bit of PowerPoint later on.


 

 

15 thoughts on “Procrastiknitting

  1. I’m there with you. I have spent August procrastinating about my plans for earning some money hopefully without having to go back to sitting full-time in an office. Now September is here and I have to be a lot more serious about my efforts. Hope the interview goes well. I remember crying all the way home from my worst ever interview. I was more than forty years old at the time with years of secretarial experience behind me and had been asked such stunning questions as “Have you ever typed a letter?”

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  2. Oh man, if only knitting and crochet counted toward job interviews… I definitely could have done with the help in my interview yesterday. I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed that yours goes super well and they see how awesome you are!

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  3. I’m reading is rather late in the week so presumably you have had your interview but I want to wish you a belated good luck and hope for the best. I’m kind a liking Chiluly inspired glass right now, looking for a major statement entry light. I love the word “Procrastiknitting”.

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