This last year my life has been full of trauma and drama
From my Dad passing a year ago to the job that I have loved for the last 13 years being bought out by a national company. I'm pretty strong so I put my big girl panties on and dealt with the trauma/drama life was dealing me. (The latest personal issue I've eluded to can't even be discussed. Hopefully one day I'll be able to do my happy dance and explain it all.)
With the current exception things were moving along pretty well. Next thing I know slam, bang I am transferred to the Chicago office! This little old lady just can't take very many more changes. I've only got two pairs of big girl panties and they are getting thread bear!
So, now I drive 40 minutes instead of 8 (exactly 8 I tell you!) I get up at 5am instead of 630 and I work with 60-75 people instead of 8. That my friends is culture shock.
So, off I go. I truly wear 95% of the outfits I post to work. The first few weeks nobody said much to me. Then a younger woman stopped me in the hall and told me she liked my outfit. A few days later I was introduced to a new young employee by an equally young lady and she referred to me as the
"cute dresser"! Can you imagine the songs that were singing in my heart? A couple of days ago another young lady said she would like for me to go shopping with her so I could help her pick out work appropriate clothes... Now I've got opera in my heart. Then today I was in one of the other departments talking to a very nice man around my age and he said how nice I looked in the above outfit. I just smiled and thanked him. But what got me was the young Man next to him piping in and said "she looks nice everyday".
Now, ladies. I gotta tell you I never got that type of support from my coworkers in the past. So weather it be Strawberry Shortcake, maxis or slimmed down colored jeans. Don't be afraid........Never be afraid!