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C / reach out and touch me

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So don’t physically do that, I don’t want to be touched, I have boundaries. But metaphorically, get all up in there.

I am elbow deep in job searching, life planning, and trying change everything all at once while not changing anything at the same time. It’s so relaxing.  My trip to the states in June was technically for job-hunting purposes, and though I had an amazing time and got to see tons of great people, no one begged me to work with them. I have been out of the game for a while, and it takes a minute getting back into it. I mentioned a little while back that I am working with a coach to help me strategize my way through all of this, and it’s been really helpful. One of the things that came up the last time we spoke was reaching out for help, and my inability to do so.

This probably stems from a few failed introductions when I wasn’t ready, and the awkward process of asking for things I didn’t really want. I worry now that I am imposing of friends, and feel like I should apologize for not having my shit together. That, of course, is not true. I have awesome friends who love me and want to help. It also might be the fact that I am a stubborn a-hole, and I want to do everything myself, all the time. Might be that.

So, while talking to Coach-Knows-Me-Too-Well, we came up with a plan for me to get over my damn self and start asking people for help. I have been reaching out to friends the last few days, who I would love to help, and trying not to feel like I am asking for the answers on a test. Because it’s not the same thing, even if it feels a little bit like it.

I am looking at jobs all over the world right now, and since this blog can be used as a shameless self-promotion tool, I am going to use it. Let me know if you know of any fashion-y/writer-y people that could use a hand. I am trying to get into the sustainable side of things, but open to any companies that you think are great. You read this blog, you clearly have excellent taste. Make sure you tell them I used that “fashion-y/writer-y” combo in my work, they will be super impressed.

Thanks, have a great weekend. Oh, and be warned that if you listen to “Reach Out and Touch Me” on YouTube, the playlist will take you through R.E.M., No Doubt, and inevitably, Aerosmith. I miss Alicia Silverstone.




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