My no-clothes pledge has hit a little bump...
As regular visitors will know, I have been a casual primary school teacher for a year and a half now. I do like teaching, but the lack of full time employment opportunities has become a huge drag on my self esteem, budget and home life. So over the last two months I have been quietly applying for full time jobs. Today I received a call offering me the job I interviewed for last week and so very much wanted! I will be working within the mental health care industry as a Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker. SO EXCITED! Full time work! Awesomely challenging and inspiring work! Oh yeah! And guess what? It is only 5 minutes from my house - 5 MINUTES! I have been driving a 2 and a half hour round trip to the school that I have worked at for the last year and a half, and the distance was killing me. Plus living much closer to my job will mean I can do exercise in the morning before work.
The catch - there is a certain kind of dress required, and not clothes that I used to teach in.
So. I. Will. Need. New. Work. Clothes. What does this mean for my no-clothes pledge?
You see, something I learnt as a teacher, when you do not have a specific uniform it is sooo important to have work clothes separate to what you wear on weekends, otherwise you still feel like you are at work.
* Work clothes may be purchased shops if necessary (for example work pants. My waist is a size smaller than my hips so it takes me forever to find pants that fit). Only work clothes to purchase: Long pants, shorts, and T-shirts.
* Any non-work outfit MUST be hand made. For example, skirts, dresses, sleepwear, swimmers, blouses, tops.
* I want to make myself some summer pajama pants. I have a pattern for boxer shorts and I want to extend the leg to 3/4 length for Spring.
* I want to start an exercise routine. Now I have a full time job I can have a routine. I will commit to swimming three mornings a week for an hour at a time, from 6:30am - 7:30am, still giving me over an hour to get ready for work.
* * * * * Now it really is the start of a new life * * * * *