Tuesdays of Texture | Week 18 of 2018

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At parking lot.

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I mean.

Posting this from a parking lot in the middle of a dense errand day, while waiting to finish to get to work and do a few hours of clerking over there.

Have a nice week!

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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 14 of 2018

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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 38 of 2017

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We are now bracing for Hurricane Maria, a cat 5 with a pronosticated route through the middle of PR Wednesday to Thursday.

Please KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS that we stay safe and it goes by fast.

THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPATIONS!

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 36 of 2017

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#Campfire after hurricane Irma.

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Last week, after hurricane Irma passed some miles from the coast of San Juan (it was prognosticated to pass about twenty miles from our coast, but it went up a bit and at the moment I don’t have the actual number – just know that we felt it weaker than expected and knew it was going upwards and at that point? We are mighty glad it was going away) we are left with no power service for four days.

I personally think that’s very reasonable, given the fact that the state of the power system of the island is terrible (refer to last year’s three day total outage) but, to preserve our fridge things (and to feed his TV addiction) my father found a generator. That made things feel more normal during those four days – although it did not worked for the A/C and I slept four to five hours each of those nights – we had most of our powered commodities available.

Even then, I confirmed my theory that the best thing to do during those situations is go outside. Nothing beats the old fashioned fun of gardening, running, and helping each other out.

While cleaning the road of branches, Little J had the awesome idea of making a campfire. It was her first but we all enjoyed it as if it was our first too. The sky looked beautiful and the breeze felt so good outside.

It was a beautiful moment of calm after the storm.

THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, this are the posts you shared for week 35 – I’m thankful if you shared a post last week, you can link it up here and I’ll share them together with this week’s posts next week.

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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 35 of 2017

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Mist falling. Birds singing.

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I stopped in the worst road ever to take this pic because I just had to. It looks like I’m levitating on top of this river because of my amazing flying powers I’m standing on the side of the road! Isn’t that cool?!

There’s a sort of cement “step” right on the edge and it almost looks like you can just step into shallow water but the trick is, that’s actually deep! Not like ten feet, but deep enough that you would go “WHAAAAAAAA” if you actually stepped in.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU LOVELY PARTICIPANTS! Go check them out:

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 34 of 2017

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As I stated in the description, this is how a palm tree leaf looked under the eclipse sun. Over here we had an 80% eclipse; I planned to look at the TV transmit ion and go outside to enjoy the subdued light. When the eclipse was at it’s peak I got so exited to see the sun of around 6PM so high in the sky!

The most amazing thing was to not feel the heat of the light on you, it was like standing under a yellow lamp. The temperature dropped a couple of degrees and it was simply delightful to soak it in, without feeling like you were melting.

Of course, the states that had a total eclipse had a much more dramatic experience, but I was disappointed to find that most people were recording the actual sun view and not their ‘Earth’ view, which is what I wanted to see, I wanted to see the darkness falling and then lifting.

Did you had an experience with the eclipse? Share!

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Tuesday’s of Texture | Week 33 of 2017

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#Algae on the street. #dock

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I literally drove to the last bit of land on the west today, and then back. Four hours total. Actually more because high traffic was yay.

Sorry for the delay, I had programmed the trip for tomorrow. Have a beautiful day!

THANKS TO EVERYONE SHARING THEIR POSTS!

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 32 of 2017

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Elephant friend. #BlackAndWhite

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Just a little bit closer now.

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Stayed in the Hardcore Country Life, in a different house of course, last weekend and this friend was right beside my bed.

I’m late on my rounds to comment on each blog, please excuse me; this is back-to-school week for us and it’s been very exiting! So much that the to-do list still has items from last week 🙂 I will be leaving my comments later, but I did see your participations and whoa. I love how my photo pales in comparison with all yours. Seriously.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 31 of 2017

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Surprise decor in my stairs.

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