This blog and its readers have been with me through many life changes. No less than 6 anniversaries with my boyfriend have been celebrated on The Ginger Diaries and our seventh is in just a few days. I’ve written about when we moved into our first apartment last July and recently shared an update on how things looked after nine months. My academic career has been well documented with posts about graduating high school, my first day in college, starting and ending my internships, graduating college, moving to a student flat in Antwerp, my first day at uni and eventually graduating uni in January of this year. And now here we are again. Another milestone to celebrate on my blog: I started my first job!
As of last Monday I work as a social assistant. Hence the radio silence. I wanted to focus on my new routine (or shall I say regime?) and stayed offline for a few days to sort everything out. Now that I know who’s who and what’s what in my new office I’m ready to write new posts! My first week has gone really well, but I have to be honest and say that I’m feeling a little lost right now. I am dropped in an organization that I have zero experience with and I constantly bump onto my personal limits. I want to do things, but I don’t know how to do them yet and that’s a very frustrating feeling. I’ve been told tens of times that it’s okay for me to ask for help and assistance, but I’m a terrible pessimist at times and don’t want to bother the others with a hundred questions. The complex procedures, paperwork and laws that exist around the matters that I’m handling form one big maze of new-to-me information that I’m still learning to navigate. I’m probably the worlds most impatient person and I feel like I should already know more after 5 days than I do. I’m a little scared that I’m doing wrong by being so slow to start (not that I know if I really am slow or just feeling that way). A good thing is that I’ve been in enough new situations to know that I always land on my feet and that one day I will handle the things I’m worrying about today just as fly as the others do. I just wish that day comes fast!
This is not what I wore for my first day at work. This is an outfit that my friend K and I shot way back in April but that had not made it to the blog yet. That’s what happens when you shoot 6 outfits in one week and don’t have the time to post them all, haha. It’s a Spring update of one of my all-time fall favorites: an simple and oversized, but classy outfit that features my beloved Zara jeans and a light wool sweater that my boyfriend has lovingly labeled my “construction worker sweater”. Yeah, he clearly loves my outfit choices. Seven anniversaries, I don’t always know how we got here either.
sweater: Massimo Dutti
shoulder bag: Kate Spade
shoes: Mellow Yellow