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  • Becky Handley

Real World Panic!

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

On Monday I have my last ever university presentation and as part of it, we have to dress "professionally, so we can how you would present yourself to the world."

And the outfit bit is what is really stressing me out! Yes, I know - most people would be panicking about the presentation... that's marked and part of my uni grade but no! The clothes I need to put on are sending me into a breakdown.

I exaggerate but it really is stressing me out.

It's not really about having to dress up because I understand that it is part of interview life.

What I am worried about is having to pretend to be someone else.

I have worked in retail before in my home town. I've worn the polyester uniform, I've hidden my tattoos and taken out my nose rings and I've kept my hair a normal (ish) colour.

I don't want to have to do that again.

I don't want to have to return to my cage...

I know some people will read this and think I'm being juvenile or just all-out ridiculous but why should I have to stop being myself to get a job?! Particularly the kind of creative job I am aiming for.

If someone is right for the job, their outer shell won't alter that.

Anyway, back to looking for an outfit!


#university #presentation #interview #outfit #panic #anxiety #mentalhealth #clothes #tattoos #piercings #beingyourselfintherealworld #canitbedone?

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