This poster’s (and t-shirt’s, and coffee mug’s, and lunchbox’s, etc., etc.) message has become pretty cliched, I guess. But I still like it.
Wartime Britain has figured largely in my summer. I have been enjoying the “Make Do and Mend” series on Cast On, for starters. It’s been my favorite series yet. London during the Blitz is the setting for a mystery novel I’m reading — Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. And the occupied Channel Islands are the setting for the book I just finished and really adored, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Funnily enough, I’ve now the occasion to be inspired and guided by this dedication to thrift and ingenuity and pluck and whatnot. A couple of weeks ago, I learned that I’ll be out of a job at the end of the month. The capital markets are still in a crisis, and now is definitely not the time to sell your company. Which means that there is precious little need in my small investment banking firm for this associate.
So I’m trying to Keep Calm, Etc., with varying degrees of success. But I have very supportive parents and family and very dear friends who are helping me. Over the next few months, I’ll be moving, and hopefully finding a new and better job. And in the meantime, I’ll have plenty of time to document the whole process.