Sass & Grind Saturday: Let Them Look

The thing about deciding to stand out from the crowd, is that you have to get used to people noticing you. Sounds obvious I know, but it’s easy to wonder whether you’ve got something smudged on your face, or whether you’re succeeding at being unique…

It can also be unnerving to notice people staring, but just keep doing you. If you’re standing out from the crowd and being true to yourself then go for it!

Stomp that catwalk that is your life! Let them look.

Laveena

Do You. Always.

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I’ve always loved expressing my more… alternative side, and people have always commented on how loud I can be, especially when I laugh, but on graduation from university I felt like I had to fit in more to the corporate image. I went back to a natural hair colour, and started trying to become the best damn graduate employee I could be.

I had always worked hard in my jobs, but now I worked like my life depended on it. I worked longer hours, and wherever I could. I had already been working for the company I wanted to work for in a side project office, had started to help out in a technical role while I still had a valid contract, but as soon as that was up, I was dropped.

And although I think this had more to do with the company, than my appearance, I was still disappointed in myself. I have decided since then that I will never give up expressing myself as I please. I will laugh as loud as I want, and my hair will be whatever colour I choose. I still tone it down a little, and make a little more effort than skinny jeans and my latest fave metal shirt and in fact I think I am still fairly corporate (with a metal twist!) If a recruiter wants to see my hair colour and not my glowing references, then I will find another way to change the world for the better. And I will, because that’s how I roll when I have made a decision.

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I am metal. Hear me roar.

I hope you guys are crushing it today! Do you.

 

Laveena