It seems like my online presence is directly proportional to how stressed I am in my mundane, day-to-day life. One of the criticisms my last college writing instructors leveled in my direction was that I “made my readers work too hard,” by assuming that they would just connect the dots between A and Z.
Are you telling me that you all aren’t mind readers???
My husband and I have decided to take the leap and move from Oregon to Austin, Texas. We’re doing this at the end of August, and yesterday I handed in my resignation to my boss. It’s a long lead time, but since I have so much responsibility (and experience), I wanted to make sure that there was time to hire someone who will not just take the reins from me, but someone who will be superior. My boss laughs when I tell her this, but you’ve got to set the bar, right?
I manage a college bookstore, and graduation is upon us (next Friday). Between caps and gowns, talking down stressed students, buying books for summer term, preparing for fall term, installing a new security system, adding a new exterior entrance/exit, training in new systems, and constantly updating the operations manual I wrote for the store… well, it’s been a bit hectic at the Cave. Perfumes, during this time, are of pivotal importance—and we are NOT testing new fragrances right now! Comfort scents of all genre’s, reliable, calming, fortifying scents are what I’ve been reaching for.
For handing in my notice to the woman who took a risk on me: Puredistance Antonia, with a refresher spritz of Chanel no. 19 EDT after lunch.
For feeling insecure about taking the first steps of a major life decision: Chanel Bois des Iles.
For a 10-mile Sunday hike to keep me sane: Comme des Garçons Kyoto (thank you Tara!).
For a good nights sleep: SSS Champagne de Bois.
For balance on days when there’s more to do than is physically possible: Tauer Reverie au Jardin.
For embracing the unknown: Frapin 1697.
I feel particularly grateful to Anne-Marie during this time—she’s been sailing this ship solo for a few weeks—thank you Anne-Marie!
And, it’s my privilege to announce that you can look forward to a guest post from… Marie! One of our favorite Danes will be reviewing Chanel’s Egoïste (a personal favorite of mine), for your reading pleasure.