I can’t get dressed until after I’ve eaten. On mornings when I have to actually get dressed to go to work, I get up, shower, and put on fresh pajamas. I eat breakfast and have my coffee. I put my work clothes on about five minutes before I actually leave the house, so there’s no danger of spilling anything on myself.
When I buy clothes, I don’t buy clothes just to wear around the house. I can only justify the expense of new clothes when I’m buying them for work. My work clothes hang on one side of the closet. When a shirt gets too ratty for me to wear to work, I shift it to the other side of the closet into my regular wear wardrobe. I don’t eat while wearing my work clothes, ever.
What would I do if I found a regular day job where I have to be at work all day? Eventually I would have to eat. Do I bring an oversized shirt to put on over my work clothes to keep them clean when I go out to lunch? Do I bring a pair of sweats in a duffle bag and change into those at lunch time? What happens if I have to go out for a business lunch?
It’s probably a good thing I can’t find a “real” job. I don’t think I could handle the logistics. I will never be one of those people who walks around looking “put together.” I will always be that girl with the big stain on the front of her shirt and the holes in her jeans where she yanked too hard at the belt loops to squeeze into them.
I’ll never fit into the corporate world, and I’m okay with that. I like my writing life, even if I am always broke. I make enough to get by. As Laura Ingalls’ Ma always said, “Enough is as good as a feast.” I just need to learn how to eat without the feast falling down the front of my shirt.
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