This week our assignment was to dress up or act like we normally wouldn’t and ask people based on that to guess our major. Well, since I usually dress kind of like a tomboy and always have my hair up, I decided to dress the opposite.
So, on Thursday, instead of wearing my signature jeans and a t-shirt with my old skool vans, I opted for a pink dress and sandals with straightened hair instead of my curly hair in a braid or a ponytail (will post pics later). I also decided to do something a little different with my face. I never wear make-up, prom was the only exception, but on Thursday, I applied a bit of lipstick, one my mom bought me a while back, a couple of coats of mascara, and I got my eyebrows done which I hadn’t done since prom! Wednesday night, I straightened my newly short hair and it was so frustrating but I did it on my own! #proud. Anyway, that’s the only make-up I felt comfortable wearing, isn’t it weird that I feel more comfortable without make-up? For other girls it’s the opposite. I also felt out of place when I stepped out of the car in a freaking pink dress to go to school! My hair and my sunglasses were covering my face so I was glad no one could see how uncomfortable I was (lol).
When I asked people what they thought my name would be I got mixed replies like Jennifer, Jasmine, Dana, Jessica, Jordana, and Sarah, a lot of names starting with J’s, maybe I should change my name HAHA jk. When I said it was Conny, I saw their faces look a bit confused, probably thinking, What kind of name is that? To tell you the truth I don’t know, I’ve never met anyone with my name. When I asked them about my major, I got mostly business, nursing, education, and feminist? Because of the pink dress, but honestly I’m still undecided, can I major in that? haha.
I really enjoyed this activity because it gave me a chance to be someone I am not usually. I saw someone else within myself and it was odd at first but towards the end of the day I was loving the freedom of a dress and the wind blowing through my hair. It could take some time to get used to wearing dresses more often but I feel like I can pull it off, and the compliments throughout the day were a bonus! My new friends said they almost didn’t recognize me and I thought, Wow maybe I should dress like a girl more often, hah! I’ve gotten used to wearing what’s comfortable because it’s just what I’ve grown up to do since I was raised surrounded by a bunch of boys. For a long time I was the only girl around when there were 6 boys living all together (my cousins and my brother) I had no feminine influence but now that I’ve grown older and know whats up I’m trying to assimilate because that’s what I want to do, I’m not one of the boys anymore and it’s time to grow up.
(will post more pics later)