2.28.2012

First Impressions.



I started my new job this week. I don't really like posting a lot about the specifics of my jobs, but I will say that besides being a nanny, I am now working at a craft store. It's an early morning job, and I mean early. I have to be there at 5 o'clock in the morning. So far it has gone really well but I am going to have a hard time not spending my whole paycheck there.

It has been interesting to analyze my coworkers' first impressions of me. I guess I come off as a shy seventeen year old girl that wears nerd glasses just because I think they're cool. As you can imagine, it comes as a surprise when they find out that I not only wear these glasses to see but that I am 22 years old and coming up on 2 years of marriage. I don't know what it is that makes me come off so young. Is it because I'm shy? Is it just my general disposition? Is it my nose? All I have to say is if you think I look so young now, you should have seen me in high school.

23 comments:

  1. i get that a lot too! people think that out of my 3 sisters (me being the second oldest) that i look the youngest of the three. people think that my high school aged sister is the one in college, and not me. goodness.. i'm 20 not 17 haha

    i love your photography btw! i'm a photographer myself
    www.andreabrionnephoto.com

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  2. I think my whole life people have always thought I was WAY younger than I am. You're not alone! People still think my younger sister is way older than me!

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  3. I think my whole life people have always thought I was WAY younger than I am. You're not alone! People still think my younger sister is way older than me!

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  4. If I saw you I'd think you were an interesting lady and someone I'd like to get to know! :)

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  5. I completely understand girl! I'm 22 and in my first year of marriage and people always say, "Well you look too young to be married!" Not to mention my first day of having a real job when I was 18, a co-worker told me that I looked like I could be 12. I was basically ready to go home as soon as I got there because I was so mortified! 18 is a very tender age! haha I'm really shy too, so maybe that does have something to do with it after all! Good luck with your new job!

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  6. You will be so grateful for this in a few years...like when you're 35 and people think you're 25.. It will be great!

    Janette, the Jongleur

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  7. Love your blog!

    P.S. We're job twins :) I work at a craft store at 5 am too! I hope it goes well for you.

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  8. Everyone always thinks I am younger than I am too. It's kind of annoying. I hope your new job is going well! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your t-shirt is super adorable!! I'm a huge polka dot fan!!

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  10. Gah. I wish people thought I looked younger than I am. People have ALWAYS told me I look older. Which was cool when I was 15 and people thought I was in college, but man, now I tell people I'm 22, and they think I'm kidding. It's gettin' old real fast.

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  11. I always feel like people think I'm a teen mom but I'm 25! hah
    I love your shirt! Where did you get it?

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  12. I got the shirt at Jcpenney, actually. In the boring old lady section, no less.

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  13. I can sympathise, people always thing I'm sixteen and still in high school when I turn 22 this year... It's pretty annoying sometimes but let's hope that when we're 40 we still look young ;)

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  14. That happens to me a lot too... when I'm on campus people mistake me for a freshman. I'm 23 :) I must get it from my mom though, she turns 55 this year and she doesn't even look 40! Not even a gray hair!

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  15. Ha! my first impression of you was that you were kinda shy/intimidating and wouldn't wanna deal with my childish games.....little did I know that a few weeks later I would get to meet the real you and your MAJOR!lol miss you

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  16. I can see how you look young, but also once you say you are older that makes sense too. people have a hard time with my age too, they usually guess like 21-23 so when i tell them I am 27, the are surprised. It will be great when you/i am old! my mom is almost 61 and she looks 50 something.

    i worked at a scrapbook store after highschool, my pay check went there quite often. well not the whole paycheck of course. I would love to work at a craft store someday.

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  17. These are adorable pictures!

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  18. I get that all of the time too and I won't lie and say it doesn't bother me! I guess some people are just genetically wired to have a 'young' looking face and build, but that just means we'll be looking super fly when we're forty! I'm twenty and married for almost two years and people still think I look like a teenager. My mom is exactly twenty years older than me and people say all the time that they thought were were sisters! I can't wait to look so good at her age :))

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  19. 1) I love your glasses!
    2) I'm a nanny also
    3) My grandma always tells me "You'll be thankful that you look so young in fifty years!"

    xo, e

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  20. Oh I adore your blog! I have young-face syndrome as well it seems, I'm 27 this year & still consistently mistaken for an 18 year old. I was previously married, & every single time it was "YOU'RE MARRIED? How OLD are you?" Haha!

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  21. Oh my goodness do I know what it's like for people to think i look young! Super annoying. But hopefully all the shocked faces and comments will continue when I'm 50. Then maybe I'll look back and be grateful ;)

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  22. Okay, dude.

    We're both gonna be like 80 years old and people on the beach (because in this comment we are best friend eighty year olds on a beach) will be like, "HEY (they're screaming cause the ocean is really loud, or something)...YOU FOXY 60 YEAR OLD LADIES WITH CRAZY LEOPARD PRINT TANKINIS, WE THINK YOU'RE REEEAL FOXY." And then we'll be like, "Speak up dudes, we're like really deaf 80-year old women."

    Then awkward silence.

    Did you like that?? : )

    Anyway. I have to be up at 5 am too work my coffee shop gig and it always makes me really sad. I was thinking about getting a job at a craft store. Do you like it?

    mybillie.blogspot.com

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  23. Well, I'm not married, but I have people think similar things about me and my age and glasses. For a while I was working at a camp with helpers and campers that were 14-16 year olds. talk about awkward - they all thought I was their age, and several of them were hitting on me.
    Good times :)

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