Wednesday, March 25, 2015

(Not Really) Wordless Wednesday

It started out as Spring Cleaning and turned into Twisted Logic

You know how it does't rain if you carry an umbrella? That's what I'm hoping for here. Can you force these things, or is it just chance? ;)

Explanation: I had a higher ed .admin. job for years that I loved when we lived in another state. I totally took it for granted and thought it would be easy to find something comparable when we moved. Not so. Welcome to rural Michigan. I did find work when I got here, in a school (not a college), and I liked it, but the pay was so bad. I had a little one and decided to stay home with him (what a wonderful gift). But, he's in school now, so...

Back to the drawing board. What I get though, when I apply for higher ed. admin work close to home, (outside of one interview session that got me to the final round with a nuh-uh) is a form letter that says, 'We're sorry, we received hundreds of applications for this position, blah blah blah," and I don't even get to an interview.

So...that left me with two closets full of expensive, designer clothing going to waste. The stack you see here was just the beginning, I literally filled up every inch of my SUV with dress clothes. I drove them to a parking lot with two big metal donation boxes, and in they went.

Now I have only a few outfits for dress, literally. 
I'm not prepared for work. Maybe now I'll get it. 
Here's to hoping my twisted logic pays off. :)

88 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Fingers crossed that your twisted logic scores bigtime!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - it's good for a revamp and a reason, with the new job - that is just there - to go get more clothes anon ... someone will be very glad ...

Cheers Hilary

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, I always appreciate your kind wishes and blog visits too. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's what I was thinking, Hilary...that maybe someone could use those clothes instead of them just sitting around going to waste.

Janine Huldie said...

I got my fingers crossed for you and saying some prayers now!! ;)

mail4rosey said...

I am to the point of wondering if I should switch my focus out of higher ed. admin. Crazy...since that was my life focus for so long. But life is funny, so we'll see. :) Thank you, Janine!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

There are going to be a lot of happy women who need a good outfit but can't afford one. Perhaps you just got someone else a job for making a great impression?

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mail4rosey said...

I felt lighter after donating them. It felt wasteful to have them getting zero amount of use. :)

Christy Maurer said...

That is so frustrating, but at least you got to do good for someone else :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I am sure you're Right - you will get a new job right away now that you got rid of all your clothes. But that just means a shopping spree could be in your very near future.

Ashley Gill said...

The good side to this is you get to have new clothes and you helped out a lot of people in need with your donation! Happy Wednesday!

Jay CraftySpices said...

I know the feeling and hope you can find something in your area that you like, enjoy and that it has a decent pay. You do realize that your first paycheck will go in clothing...

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Pat Hatt said...

lol well if normal logic doesn't work, go crazy wit the twisted logic. You never know how that will go. Ugg to job hunting though, I have to do that now too. Hate is the right word for it.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh Rosey, how disappointing. I do hope it all works out for you. At least you are making you little man happy being there for him and you are donating the nice clothes for someone who really needs them. I used to work in the city in banking and the brokerage business and I gave all of my designer suits and outfits to good will too. It made me so sad in a way but happy to be helping out someone. I know the feeling. Enjoy your day.
Julie xo

Kristen Campbell said...

Well, this is amusing and frustrating at the same time, isn't it?! I sure DO hope your twisted logic pays off!

Kristie said...

Lol! You'll totally be getting a job now! It really seems like that's the way it works. :-)

Oh My Heartsie WW Linky said...

You will be surprised when Karma works for you, because you helped others. That was a very good thing that you have done and all good things are worth waiting for!!

Happy Wednesday!!
Karren

Sandee said...

I too had a ton of fabulous clothes when I was working. They are all gone now and I don't want to ever work again. Well, I'm too old anyway, but still.

I hope you find a job that suits you just fine that has good pay. That's my wish for you.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

~ Noelle said...

I love your outlook on life ;)
Always so positive.
Glad you donate it all, maybe it can be a blessing... You helping someone to be dressed appropriately for an interview.. and in turn you will be blessed with bigger and better things!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I've gotten rid of many clothes I wore in my professional, outside the home job. But now I work from home--granted the hours are still long but I usually dress in comfortable--flannel pants and coordinated thermal shirts in the winter and capri pants or easy summer skirts with a coordinated tee. I still feel pretty and put together but it's much more comfortable. I find I need to 'dress' to keep a professional attitude. I still have tons of stuff I need to get rid of.

Here's hoping you find an admin job you'll like and soon. Moving to another town (and I did the same) you're dealing with who knows who and if you're in a smaller town area, a shortage of jobs. Not to mention them taking a look at your experience and pay and passing you over. Discouraging. Hang in there.

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Secondary Roads said...

That donation should return big dividends for you. At least, that's way it seems to work around here.

Aimee Fauci said...

I hear you! I've been a WAHM for 7 years and that day will come soon and I am scared! I have no work clothes unless you consider leggings and pj bottoms work clothes.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe you'll get a job where you wear t-shirts and jeans.

stevebethere said...

And I have everything crossed for you LOL

Pam said...

Fingers crossed you get a job soon! Plus, it's great that you were able to help others by donating your clothes.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

You, my dear, are crazy like a fox! That's so far out of the box, it just might work!

Susan Kane said...

Nice clothes! Michigan is different from any large city place. Much more laid back, slower paced. I hope a job that is perfect for you appears.

Elephant's Child said...

Twisted logic works to our detriment. Often. About time it came down on the other side of the scale.
Good luck.

Alli Smith said...

It will happen for sure now! You'll be getting a phone call any day. I really love your 'not really' wordless Wednesday. I laughed as soon as I saw it.

jaime said...

Out with the old...in with the new? Hoping you find a new (fabulous!) job soon!!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I love to purge and then donate what I'm getting rid of. It's nice to lighten the load and help other people at the same time.

Catherine Sargent said...

I hope it pays off for you. I am sure someone in need will be very happy to get the clothes.

Lady Lilith said...

Lol. I did the same thing with my girls clothing. I think they donated like 5 garbage bags full of things they outgrew. Out with the old, in with the new.

Marie Moody said...

Girlfriend, I had to do the same thing, but for a different reason. I worked in a lawfirm downtown Chicago, and had totally different clothes than I wear now & I thought I'll get rid of them & I'll get better so I can go back to work because I was really missing it after a while. Unfortunately, my thinking didn't work. :( I hope it works for you my friend. HUGS

Charli Mills said...

Someone in need is going to hit the jackpot with your gift! In return, I hope you are blessed with the right open door for what's next in your journey. :-)

alissa apel said...

Thinking of you! I need to go through closets so bad. Mica and Isaak are growing like weeds! They are going to be so tall. Mica put on a rain jacket yesterday. It did not fit at all.

Liz Mays said...

I can't believe how much you gave away! You have the excuse to go shopping again later now. :)

Natalie Made It said...

I need to spring clean before I actually have to pack everything. I want to do this huge yard sale before I have to pack and move in a few months.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh how frustrating. I hope the right job comes along soon!

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

Nice of you to do that. Donating like that would definitely make some womans day.

Paul Pietrangelo said...

Logic or twisted logic is still OK as long as you did what you started to begin with. I'm in the process of trying to clean my basement and garage. Any ideas? Ha,ha,ha. Have a wonderful evening my friend. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

spiffykerms said...

Here's hoping you find another job soon! Rough going out there, isn't it.

Felicia Carter said...

OH no! Maybe this logic will work out. I know that there has to be the perfect job waiting for you!

Pam@IW said...

I hope it all works out for you and this will be what it takes for you to get the job you want. I guess it is kind of like the couple that fills out the adoption papers and find themselves pregnant a few months later. ;)

The Chunky Chef said...

Fingers crossed!! Thank you for linking up at Wordless Wednesday this week!

Kecia said...

Every time we declutter, I toss out so many things I realize I need later. It never fails! Hopefully it will work for you and you can get a job you enjoy.

Ruchira Khanna said...

We never realize how many we actually have until we take them out of the closet...You must have made somebody very very happy, Rosie.
xoxo

CourtneyLynne said...

Ahhhhh it is always nice to get rid of stuff sitting around!! I just redid my closet about a month ago and did something similar.i lived in FL for years and now that i live in NY, I have no need for that kind of attire, so I got rid of it all... Time to shop for new ;-)

Kori Tomelden said...

I really need to go through my clothing. My fingers are crossed for you that the right job will find you.

Launna said...

Awe Rosie... maybe downsizing your clothing will help... I don't have a lot of clothes but I still need to weed out the clothes that don't look good on me or fit me right...

Good luck job hunting, I really hope the right fit for a job is presented to you very soon xox

Lois Alter Mark said...

You just did such a nice thing for so many people. I hope that good karma comes right back to you in the form of an amazing job that pays so much money, you can buy a whole new wardrobe!

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

You did a good job but me? I don't have a lot of clothes. You're so great.

Vanessa said...

If you saw my closets right now you would run. They are overflowing with clothes. I so need to do this and get rid of some clothes.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm sure many less fortunate women are really going to appreciate getting those close free or at reasonable prices. I have a ton of work wear that I just love so I haven't gotten rid of it yet, though I know there is no chance that I will ever return to a job fitting of such clothing.

Best of luck on your job hunt!

Elizabeth O. said...

Maybe I should do this with my clothes too! It’s time to clean my closet!

Shaney Vijendranath said...

I feel like I have no clothes. I'm pregnant and non of my jeans fit... :( I have to go shopping soon.

Lauren Richardson said...

donating clothes is kinda sad, but really great! Sometimes I hate getting rid of old clothes, but it feels good to purge!

Christie C said...

Just think of all of the people that you are helping! Maybe those designer clothes will help them get a good job!

Manzanita said...

You must like shopping. My daughter loves shopping so she tosses to make room for new and I shop in her thrift store bag. I love to revamp clothes. I take her rejects and turn them into something she doesn't recognize. Then sometimes she wants them back. lol
So you are testing the natural flow. Good luck.

debdenny said...

Good you put those to good use. Good luck on your job hunting.

Amanda Her said...

I hope your twisted logic works too. You did a good deed by donating, so now the stars will align in your favor, you'll get a new job, and be able to afford NEW work clothes! Fingers crossed!!!

Donna L. Ward said...

You know that's ironic, isn't it - every time I go through my smaller sized jeans and give them away, thinking I'll never get back to that size? Yep - it happens I get back into a new pair of jeans in that smaller size - so I think it'll work for you!! YAY :) Letting go and allowing it to happen :)

Demetra Overton said...

I hope your plan works. You're really thinking outside the (donation) box. Best of luck to you.

indah nuria Savitri said...

well, life has its twists most of the time. But it's good you put them in use for others :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Ahhh I hear you with your dilemma of finding work. I used to work an office job in school before I came here, so I brought my office outfits here hoping I could find a job here but alas, there's NONE! I think it's a blessing in disguise, I stayed home with my little ones but just like you, they are now in school.

I guess, you just have to start getting designer clothes again when you find the new job. I am sure, the ones who got your clothes are blessed to have them.

Roselynn Mercedes said...

I hope you're able to find a new job soon and your plans work out. So nice of you to donate all those designer clothes, but hey out with the old and in with the new. Positive attitudes can bring you a lot of good fortune and possibly more clothes to fill your closet with in the future.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

That sounds like my kind of logic! Good luck!

Ourfamilyworld said...

I need to tackle my spring cleaning too. Best of luck in your job hunt. I am sure you will find one soon

Beth Williams said...

It always feels so good to donate! I love cleaning out my closet each year and sending stuff to those who need it more

Chrysa Duran said...

How awesome! I think that is a wonderful idea. It is better to pass them on to someone who will need them now. Then you can get new ones if they are needed :)

HilLesha O'Nan said...

It always feels good to donate clothing. Not only it feels liberating to purge clothes that you no longer need, but someone else may be able to wear them.

Rea T said...

did you feel free or relieved after you drop it off at the donation boxes?
sometimes in life all we have to do is let go of old things and start fresh....
who knows by what you did you will find something fresh that you will like♥

Chrystal Mahan said...

I totally get what you mean about the rural Michigan life. I left a good job at City Hall in OK to move here to small town MI and thought it would be easy to find another job. Even after my BA and MBA it's still not a lot of fun. So, I just keep on working from home.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I wonder if you live here in the U. P. of Michigan were it can be hard to find jobs close to home. Anyway Kudos for the donating you did. Thanks for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

I think they need to hire you - you would be AWESOME. Hope the other is doing well. Good luck.

Erica Acevedo said...

As hard as it must have been to donate all that perfectly usable clothing, that's a great mindset! I love what a brave lady you are! Good luck!!

Kelly Hutchinson said...

Oh boy have I been where you are coming from! I stayed home for 15 years before I went back into the work world.

Jennifer Evers said...

What an amazing thing to donate those wonderful clothes. Great way to look at your situation - and good luck to you. Fingers crossed for new opportunities!

Lisa Rios said...

Looking at the positive side, I am sure you might be feeling so good & high that you were able to donate something to the needy! After all giving back. helps a lot in return.

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

I'm in the middle of Spring Cleaning myself and it is so hard to get rid of things, especially clothes!

Michelle Garrett said...

I've had moments like that. Totally understand your "twisted" logic. Hoping it all comes together for you!

Amanda Love said...

You just never know, your logic just might work. I'm in the midst of spring cleaning myself and getting rid of a LOT of stuff.

Tiffany said...

Good luck looking for and finding the perfect job. I'm at that spot right now! And kudos to you for getting rid of the clothes! I still have clothes that are SEVERAL sizes too small and I can't seem to give them up!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I like to donate my old stuff too. Someone out there can use it.

My Thirty Spot said...

Keep your head up. Everything happens for a reason. I couldn't get a job for 2 years, and now I own my own business and could' t be happier. Good luck!

Michelle Varga said...

There will definitely be some women out there who will really appreciate you donating those clothes. I always find it hard to purge my closet of old clothes because I feel like it's like letting go of a part of my past. Once it's done though it's for the better. :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I am not planning to get a job but I sure do need to clean out my closet and get rid of a lot of clothing. Maybe I need to have you come help me.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Oh gosh, this totally reminded me on how I needed to do a revamp as well - I haven't done it this year.