On another note, I realized how casual my office is when I joked about someone not dressing down for Casual Friday. A few of my friends pointed out to me that they don't really believe in it. Jeans, T's and sneakers never make an appearance in the office. Oops. I guess I missed that memo... I guess I never really thought about it since everyone else dresses down. And I know you're supposed to follow your manager and higher ups lead, but they all dress casually on a day to day basis to begin with - our dress code is business casual. But they never really enforce it, and almost everyone here pushes the limit of what business casual means. For the most part, I do stick to traditional business casual, but I have my days where I don't put as much effort and it is questionable. On Fridays I don't get too crazy, but I do wear jeans and a T, sometimes sneakers. Nothing with loud prints/colors. Always solid or simple striped T's, solid (usually dark) jeans, and plain black sneakers (when I wear them.) Now I feel like the odd man out. Is this really acceptable? Is Casual Friday something you're not really supposed to participate in? I guess moving forward I'll slowly reel it back. But my office is small, so I know they will notice if something changes and comment on it. Like when I started wearing makeup and dressing up a bit nicer, they assumed I was doing interviews or going out on dates, which wasn't the case. I'll just deal with it like I always do.
I guess it's time to own being an adult. No time for personal crises here. First order - get health in check. Then work on professional wardrobe. I've got all the other adulting things down, so I don't know why I didn't get these....
Til the next one,