Walkabout 2002 – Dressing Up Again

So I’m moved into Sam’s house and mostly settled. The house is not settled around me, being that she moved in just a few days ago herself, but we are both in process in getting our lives back together, so it works. We went shopping at Macy’s end of season sale and I got a great deal on some interview clothes which I desperately needed.

Yesterday, for the first time in over a year, I dressed up and put on makeup. I was going into a local temp agency and wanted to make a good impression. I realized something between the shopping and the temp agency, I realized that I really like getting dressed up. I used to be a major clothes horse in my younger days (which will probably come as a shock to those of you who have only known me in recent years). I could mix and match and accessorize with the best of them. I was up on the current trends in clothing styles and I always had a unique flair (big surprise). But here I am with very little to dress up in and very little money, so I’ve done with what I could get. Looking forward to getting a real job making real cash, I am also looking forward to getting some clothes, nice, new clothes that fit. Both because I need them and because I want them. It will be nice to look good again.

I am also looking forward to getting several other things with my new found cash.  (1) My eyes checked (I desperately need a new prescription, I’m having a hard time reading the street signs).  (2) Getting my broken tooth fixed and the one that got pulled a few years ago replaced.  (3) New tires for Ruby who, after over 14,000 miles on walkabout, would like some attention. See, nothing frivolous. In fact, these are basic needs of mine that I have let go for far too long. The funny thing is that I sat here and tried to think of frivolous things I would like (after having given away almost everything I own) and I couldn’t come up with anything. Things don’t hold much sway over me these days. Now I’d like to see some shows. And I’d like to buy some gifts for the people who have been so good to me over the past few years, but nothing else really comes to mind.

I’m just looking forward to going to work again. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a regular job and I am anticipating the challenge and the rewards of engaging that again. Now, if the guy I emailed today (who has what seems to be the perfect job for me) would just call me for an interview…

* This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013. To see the entire spiritual journey as it gets published, click on the category “You Want Me To Do WHAT?!!?” to see all of the posts.


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