Today I am nervous!
You may or may not be familiar with Fiesta. Yes, it is the Spanish word for “party,” but in our city, it’s also a three-week long spring celebration with parades, events, etc., etc.
And, this year, it will be my first time to meet my husband’s new bosses. YIIIIIIIIII!
The law firm is having a party to celebrate Fiesta tonight and we’re invited. I feel kind of like Kirsten Dunst in Mona Lisa Smile, when she has to have her husband’s boss over to dinner – just nervous about making a good impression. I have no idea what the party attire is supposed to be, so I just went with something I might wear to the office, as it starts right after work. Plus, for all I know, everyone else may be wearing vestidos.
I went with sundress that has kind of a festive theme, black bolero/mini-cardigan, black round-toed pumps, silver jewelry and a headband (which I’m thinking about ditching). Also, I am getting to the point of hating my hair. It’s getting way too long.
After multiple efforts, I discovered that I have zero talent for taking my own picture, so I enlisted L to photograph me, so you guys can see what I’m wearing and can give me some advice (as a sidenote, I really need a tan. But, the question is, how do you get a tan when you are busy all the time?). The question is: headband or no headband? (the second question, though not applicable for today, is – should I get a haircut?)
I also have a bit of a confession to make. I love being social and am good at connecting with people, but before any personal social event, whether it’s meeting one of my husband’s friends for the first time or going to a party like this, I have a tendency to freak out and think people won’t like me, that they’ll judge me and that I’ll reflect badly on him. It can get be so bad that I’ll actually ask him if he’d prefer for me to stay at home so I don’t embarrass him. He’s always supportive and has never given me the impression that I am an embarrassment or a disgrace to the family name or anything, but I can’t help the tension/anxiety. I never feel like this for work events, just personal stuff. Do you guys ever feel this way?
In the end it works out to be fine. In fact, people have called me sweet, funny, nice and even charming (because we’re so Southern like that). And, I’m awesome at job interviews, which is basically what this is, I assume, a job interview as a good intern’s wife. I’m hoping that tonight goes swimmingly, since if all goes well, we’ll be seeing a lot of these people throughout the rest of law school (since the internship could conceivable last through then).
Wish us luck!