Third Life: Fool’s Gold – Week 4: Save it for Happy Hour
After nearly a month trying to look subtly more feminine, I’ve come to a brief conclusion…. only people at the bar notice.
While the workplace results were completely null, I did round the week out with a random happy hour compliment about how pretty my eyes were (from a stranger of course.) What this leaves me to postulate is that barring any drastic changes, my every day environment is unlikely to respond to any tweaks or twinkles. Going out is another matter.
It’s just too bad that bar isn’t the place I’m looking to be discovered. :)
April 25, 2015 | Categories: Serials, Third Life | Tags: 2015, author, blog, fool's gold, make up, professional woman, self esteem, sexism, third life, writing | Leave a comment
Third Life: Fool’s Gold – Week 3: Purgatory
Did you ever have one of those weeks? One of those weeks where you exist inside of a business but you’re on your own desert island? That was this week.
I haven’t been able to even interact with people due to varying schedules and timelines. 10 minutes tops with the management all week, let alone trying to catch other team members. It’s been great for some work in progress plot development, but has left my overall experiment stunted and skewed.
A few more hours and we can chalk this entire week up to a mulligan.
April 17, 2015 | Categories: Blog, Third Life | Tags: adversity, advice, authors, blog, make up, sexism, third life, work, writing | Leave a comment
Third Life – Fool’s Gold – Week 2: Don’t Look Up
It only took a couple of days before I realized one fatal flaw to my plan of reinvention. Once you know someone, you don’t look at them. You might see them, and acknowledge their presence enough to hand them something or not run in to them at the coffee pot, but you don’t really LOOK at them.
Short of wearing bells, I’m not sure any subtle changes to my appearance or stance are going to get noticed. Maybe it’s a good thing, since it answers the big ‘what if’ but it seems like a lackluster result.
The dreary cold will not let go in our region. I suspect that until the sun shines for a couple days and we start to see the flush of green, that most people will still continue in their hibernation state.
Wake me in July.
April 9, 2015 | Categories: Blog, Serials, Third Life | Tags: advice, analysis paralysis, author, balance, blog, book, crisis, fashion, insecurity, make up, self esteem | Leave a comment