Comfort Bernard is 44, Selene Bernard is 22 (Narcisse Garcia is 43, Halette Simon is 31)
Life is pretty mundane for Comfort. On the week days, she's always lonely. Thirteen years ago, when she divorced Loyal Vincent, she found out all her friends were actually his and she hasn't found any since, other than her daughter.
Selene loves spending time with her mother, but she can only come on the weekends, and even then she has to study. She's nearing the first semester of her 3rd year studying Psychology and working hard to maintain her 4.0 GPA.
She actually used to be very lazy as a kid, but now she does anything she can to help her mother. Selene remembers a few years ago, when Comfort couldn't do anything but eat and sleep being so depressed from losing her husband. She had to force her mother to go into therapy.
Thanks to her, Comfort is okay now. Selene loves her mother more than anything and keeps her company when she paints, Comfort's favorite activity. Usually she doesn't last more than a few minutes though, but Selene stays confident that her mother will be able to go back.
After consulting with her Psychologist and Selene Comfort decided a while ago to go back to the job market. Up until 1 month ago she still worked in the Verre Tranquille offices of Law together with Loyal, being too stubborn to leave. Loyal was Verre Tranquille's head Judge and couldn't leave, but Comfort was only a mere secretary, insisting on staying just to see him every day. But just as she took those pictures of him off the wall, she quit her old job.
She has a job interview in the local Primary School for a job as an art teacher. Comfort hasn't graduated from university or ever went through any teaching course, but she's made a settlement with the Principal and Verre Tranquille's department of Education she won't get any raises or promotions. Comfort knows that no job would fit her more than being an art teacher, but she's still worried her awkward persona will prevent her from getting the job.
So right before the interview, Comfort stops by her therapist for a quick meeting. Narcisse Garcia, her psychologist, tells her she has nothing to be worried of as they have been getting ready for an interview months now.
And Narcisse isn't lying. Comfort truly has spent the past few months getting ready for a job interview and she couldn't be any readier.
Only to relieve Comfort, Narcisse does another simulation. As Narcisse has predicted, Comfort does well and would surely convince the principal to hire her.
As much as Comfort likes Narcisse, she hates her office. The curtains clash horribly with the floor which should have been white, the black piano looks out of place next to the brown of furniture placed in the rest of the room and worst of all, she only has one picture which looks as if it cost her 10 simoleons. But somehow, their meetings always make Comfort feel better and look at the positive side of life for a while.
So Comfort takes a bus and stops at the school. Worries go back to her mind when she's there, it starts raining and she didn't bring a coat, what will the principal think?
She finds Halette Simon, the principal, heavily pregnant, sitting in one of the classrooms. Comfort is confused when Halette doesn't ask for her resume or anything and just starts talking
Things go much better than expected, even though Comfort forgets her words sometimes. She just figures Halette constantly grinning means well.
She returns home, and for now she doesn't have much to do. But smiling, she starts painting.
It happened when I let Selene host a party so all the college kids would meet each other and I'd adjust their relationships. She's kissing Pippin Fournier in this picture, and he kind of has something going on with someone else but I'll see who he'll choose. I don't really see him as the two timing type.
- Title is Simple Kind of Life by No Doubt, one of my favorite songs by them.
- Yay, first update!
- Comfort is one of my favorite characters and I can't wait until you can hear more of her. She has more mini updates this round but this is her 'official' update so I played her obligatory 1 day and she didn't do anything much.
- If you're wondering, she's a playground monitor in the education career and I won't let her get more than 1 promotion unless she goes to college.
- I'm still working on the education post, and I might post that and the rest of the January profiles tomorrow.
- Yesterday my vacation started and it will continue until the 27th so hopefully I'll finish January by then. I don't have any other plans but meeting with my friends and working on my papers.
- Do you all like the borders on the pictures? Or white borders? Or no borders? I'm still not sure how I want to edit my pictures...