Tuesdays of Texture | Week 16 of 2018

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From PF Chang’s. Worst sushi of my life, fortune cookie acceptable.

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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 14 of 2018

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Might be for Tuesdays of Texture. You guess. #green

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A year ago I went to an interview that broke me into tiny little pieces.

I interviewed for my dream job and on the last of four interviews and after hearing a third of my answer to his ONLY question, the interviewer let me know that I was not “prudent” enough for the position BUT if I had a client account that I could give to his company, he would gladly assign me to that project. You know, I only had to give him MY job.

I melted into that chair as soon as he finished talking, my mind giving me a pretty comprehensive brainstorming of all the ways and reasons why I was a failure. I don’t even remember walking out of the building, I was so out of myself.

It took me a couple of months to gather the pieces of that failure and transform them into the steps to find a job. Not my dream job, but a job that gives me what I need from a job right now.

It’s been three months and some days I’ve felt like I am the BOSS and some days I feel like I’m not capable of doing anything right, which is a new thing for me, as I’m usually pretty confident of my skills. Then again, I had never worked for serious outside my field so there’s that feeling that I got to learn EVERYTHING from scratch, even if it’s not actually true.

Speaking about bosses, my boss is crazy. Which is the worst kind of boss, right after drug addict boss, which is definitely the worst in my list of bad bosses. Crazy bosses don’t remember the instructions for the projects that they gave you because they can’t keep up with all the crap they make up on the spot or that it was them who changed the excel table. Combine that with an “I’m never wrong” policy and it’s a recipe for disaster. I’ve had a couple of really bad days on account of her crazy.

Last week it was one of those days were she was giving me a hard time with a project by asking me to figure something out and report it. I had no resources except my very limited experience and a sour partner that is so unpleasant to work with last Thursday she threw a snack on my desk asking “do you want a turd?!”

In my desperation to get the information I needed to finish the task at hand I picked up the phone and called someone I had listed as reference. I didn’t knew if that company had the information I needed, but I figured if they gave me ANY info it would be more than what I had, which was nothing at all.

A woman picked up the phone and responded that yes, she was the person I was looking for and then when I asked her about the order number I had, she said “no, that’s mine” and hung up. I gave up on that, put together what I could handle and presented my boss with the incomplete task. I figured if she had cared about getting the entire thing, she would have bothered giving me the list of contacts I needed to get the info we needed.

Then the next day something extraordinary happened: that person that hung up on me called me. It was THE FIRST call from a company that I received on my desk, transferred from the receptionist and everything.

She wanted to APOLOGISE for her behavior the day before because it turned out, she was THE PRESIDENT of the company and she liked to treat her clients well.

She had her daughter on the hospital when I called her and she felt interrupted, but she admitted that was no way of treating someone and she offered me her service and her cell phone number to contact her whenever I needed. Then she told me she would send me an email on all the updated info from the orders she had in her system, which was not what I needed the day before but helped me a ton on reconciling all the info I had.

I found this pic of this tree I photographed in the parking the day of the interview that broke me one year ago. That tree’s bark “peels” itself off in pieces. That’s exactly what I feel I’ve done these last months in my professional career. Every layer that I’ve taken off slowly reveals what I know and can do now as a professional resource.

Maybe I’m still working on being an office person, but I’m on my way.

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Have a great week.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week – second of work – of 2018

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#beachlife

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I had been searching for a job since I move in the summer of 2016. Have been offered opportunities in my background field (lab work) but I had to decline because I had no one to babysit Little J, and because I wanted to be able to work during school hours rather than nights.

I beggining to loose hope about finding something that played more on my clerical and administrative experience in ex-manfriend’s business when I received an interview opportunity for a ‘purchase assistant’ job.

I didn’t get it, but I doubled my efforts into tweaking my resume and searching for better locations. To the glory of Jesus, I’m now a ‘purchase oficinist’. I’m a secretary in a purchase area. I basically do all the data entry and clerical work so that the purchase person can do her work.

Since I once wanted to be a secretary when I was in third grade, it’s not bad.

Pic taken in a short beach escapate, savoring the beach winds.

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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 4 of 2018

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Hurricane Irma refugee. #sandcrab #green

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For Hurricane Irma we took in this sand crab to show Little J how we were going to take care of ourselves and each other during the winds. It was a blessed distraction and she got to happily release it the next day.

Have a great week!

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 3 of 2018

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Beetle dude. #insect #beetle

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Found at my uncle’s. About three inches long.

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PD although I have power as of yesterday (hurray!) I don’t have internet service yet; will start linking up when I do.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 2 of 2018

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Have a great week peeps! Share your link in the comments 🙂

Tuesdays of Texture |Week 1 of 2018

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When a palm tree bends. #HurricaneMaria #palmtree

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Can’t link up, but please consider the comment section the place to go and check out everyone else’s contribution.

Love you all! Have a happy day 🙂

Tuesdays of Texture, a week of December 2017

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I saw a ribbon of a rainbow floating on top of the ocean this morning. It looked like a vision among the merengue-fluffy purple clouds, the soft waves playing with the bottom of it.

It felt like a gift.

Then I went into a little chapel in my girls’ school and found they put baby Jesus in his manger in front of the altar and he took my breath away, he looked so precious.

Another gift.

I hope you have a wonderful week pre-Christmas. Don’t forget to send your good vibes to those who need it.

Tuesdays of Texture Week before last of 2017

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Open mouth. Mahogany tree branch off by hurricane Maria.

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Very short Tuesday’s of Texture post, just to share something.

Thanks to all those that kept sharing Tuesday’s of Texture post during this time. I still don’t have electricity in my house but sometimes I get a little data signal on my mobile, so if you feel like sharing your post, consider the comment section the place to gather and check out each other’s contribution.

Hope you have an excellent week.

New love, old love

I love my island more now.

I love her broken.

I love her with the new love of the newly-wed husband when he sees his wife scrubbing the bathroom for the first time. Hair disheveled, sweaty face, wearing a t-shirt with holes and bleach stains, stinking, and he loves her more because he sees her in reality and that makes her more real, and therefore more his.

I think she looks grand in her destruction.

How all the greens bloomed brighter than before because she took great care to put on her best face for us. She’s wearing her red lipstick, gold sequin dress, her best and highest heels. I can see the sadness in her eyes because I know her so well, but she looks stunning and she takes my breath away. I embrace her with tears in my eyes.

I love you my island. I love you much more.