A while back, you guys might remember I posted about how much I love my puffy skate shoes, and the immense satisfaction I had for not needing to wear leather shoes to work in any of my career choices. Then, judging from the multiple posts I made about job-hunting, you would have probably deduced that I have been looking for a new job… especially since my previous animation studio decided to shut down on us.
Well, the good news is that I’ve found a new job as a social media manager, which is a bit of a departure from being an animator. Guess all that time spent being a magazine editor didn’t go to waste after all! But part of the new gig is that I’ve finally gone fully corporate, and now I’m going to work every day wearing leather shoes and shirt-shirts.
Imagine that… last year I was wearing shorts and sandals to work, and now I look like a legitimate employee of a legitimate company. Though I did have to do quite a bit of shopping to do so, as all of my old “proper clothes” mysteriously shrank while in storage for the last few years – I think I have some gremlins in my wardrobe whittling away the threads in my pants.
So these days, I wear leather shoes to work every day. I dreaded this part, but I guess I got lucky when I found a pair of Hush Puppies that are actually pretty comfortable. All of my old leather shoes, even the ones I wore to high school, have always felt like wearing iron maidens on your feet, or having my feet bound up like a Chinese concubine in ancient China. I can’t imagine doing that again on a daily basis!
Does it feel any different? Well, I get stopped by credit card salespeople on the street more often now, and I know why it’s called “office wear” and not “comfortable for walking longer distances in the Singapore heat wear”, but otherwise I’m glad I’ve got a stable job now at a place where I enjoy what I do.
Hope everyone is well! With any luck, I can keep posting fairly regularly again.