When I was 26 years old I started working at the place where I remain gainfully employed. I have now worked there for almost exactly 26 years. One half of my life at the same place. Does anyone work at the same place for that long anymore?
As kids growing up, we moved around a lot. I went to a total of 10 different schools from 1st through 12th grade. It's what we did. We didn't think about it much except for those first few days in a new class when I know I got a little nauseated, sweaty, and nervous about being the new kid again. It always passed. We adjusted. I think maybe that did something to me. Made me need to change things up, start over, see if I can jump in feet first and adapt to whatever situation I find myself in.
So all this preamble is to say I got a new pair of shoes this week. A new pair of shoes for a job interview. If you saw me walking in your office in these shoes would you hire me? All other things being equal I mean.
Ok well how about if I told you that I pulled off on a street I don't live on when I was driving home from buying them and sat on the curb and took a photo of my feet in them because I thought the background of the old cobblestone streets would be cool? Would that much information and eye for detail convince you or scare you off?