I have been in Women’s shoe sales for the last nine years of my life. Every time I look at that number it makes me cringe just the smallest amount, and then smile at the number of beautiful footwear I have accumulated. For those of you who have ever worked in a retail environment, you can understand the challenges that ensue. For me they primarily include a lack of funds to pretty much purchase anything from where I work (sometimes being frugal can be physically painful), as well as dealing with the constant complaints from the American consumer. Every person has a different way of coping with this. For me, it’s having fun with my wardrobe and a really good beer.
When it comes to fashion I will fully admit I am a novice. My style is primarily unpretentious, and inexpensive. I had a customer the other day give me the stink eye because I didn’t recognize that her bag was a Louis Vuitton. I’m 25, I have no money. I believe in having fun with what you have on and feeling confident in your appearance, how much the ensemble actually cost or who made it is entirely irrelevant.
As for beer, I was fortunate enough to get, hands down, the greatest side job in the world. I get paid to pour beer at beer tastings in different liquor stores around the Twin Cities. I have been doing them for the last three years and my knowledge of the nectar of life has increased dramatically. I have not fully jumped on the hop-head train that seems to being hauling buns around the industry right now, although a good IPA can hit the spot at times. My love of a great stout that I can chew is unwavering. Sadly that season is pretty much at a close.
I guess with this brief introduction I’m trying to give you a good idea of who I am, where I come from, and what drives my happiness on a daily basis. Also, it’s a good synopsis of what you’ll be reading here on a weekly basis. I look forward to speaking with you again, whoever you are out there in cyber space.