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.
I am metal. Hear me roar.
I hope you guys are crushing it today! Do you.