I’m late! feat. StyleWe #2

This is my second dress from StyleWe (first one here) and they do a pretty damn good job at making dresses that completely fit my style.

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Dress c/o StyleWe

Shoes – old (Modcloth)

Tights – from somewhere that sells tights

I was going to do an Alice in Wonderland-remix kinda thing because of the white bunny collar but I already wore the cat tights in the last post. But these kinda (I know it’s a stretch) reminded of the rose garden – plus I forgot about them and really wanted to wear them today 😉

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I am still unemployed. The last year and a half or so I have made sure to make people aware of me. I made a Danish bookstagram and blog, started working with Danish publishers, made sure that pretty much every library in Denmark knows my name. Well, not my name but my Instagram accounts name. And little did it do.

I am usually the first to put myself down – but I am genuinely baffled. And we have a general rule in Denmark that you’re not supposed to think too much of yourself but I find it hard professionally speaking. I am a very good librarian. I am very good at social media. I am a very good blogger (again the Danish one, mostly 😉 ), I am passionate about my job, libraries in general and books and literature. And yet…experience weighs heavier.

And the thing is when I hear ‘experience’ I also hear someone who does things a certain way. And honestly. Libraries can’t survive with people who do things the way we’ve always done them. Because libraries are dying. And I want to keep them. I want to keep them for all the people who can’t afford books. For the children (yes, won’t someone think of the children!) Hell yes. I will.

Because libraries aren’t obsolete – but they have to evolve. And they need me. Not just me, but they need new librarians, young ones. People who aren’t afraid of technology, of social media (holla!) and who aren’t afraid to change things.

The worst sentence in the world is: We’ve always done it this way.

Anyway, I’m having a bit of a crisis clearly. Because I am not ready to abandon the libraries, but they don’t want me. And my unemployment agency are dying to get rid of me so I have to apply for other communication positions. Make up brands, clothing, pots and pans. And I can do all this. Of course I can. I’m brilliant.

But I want to make a difference. And not in how many eye shadow palettes a brand sells. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to see the light in a kids eyes when they discover that book. I want to see them become better humans because of literature, to learn to think for themselves, to search for information and to question it! Libraries may not know it, but they need me as much as I need them.

So things I have planned to do because I don’t know what else to do with my life:

  • Write a book. Yeah I know. I always said I wouldn’t but I’m a liar. Next question.
  • Have a kid. Possibly my own, but if anyone is looking to get rid of theirs I’ll take that. That seems easier than birth and all that. Also yeah wouldn’t do that either but see above. Liar.
  • Take up running again (actually already did that so check!)

Xoxo,

Kathrine

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4 thoughts on “I’m late! feat. StyleWe #2

  1. I keep running into the “that’s how we’ve always done it” excuse at the library where I work too! It’s very frustrating. I guess it’s a world-wide problem! I’ve found librarians are really bad at change and they aren’t ready to surrender to the next generation and social media quite yet.
    I admire your proactive approach in setting personal goals. Good luck with the book!

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  2. That is really frustrating. My friend Charlene had a similar thing when she was getting into fashion marketting. She had no experience so she didn’t get work so she then did some internships and got some experience and then she was too qualified for other jobs. You must be really frustrated!

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