In my business dealings, I’m used to getting comments about my age.
‘Beks won’t understand this reference, she’s too young’
‘You are doing this project all by yourself?’
I feel like saying, ‘Yes, and those crazy folks at the DMV let me drive without parental supervision too!’
I keep my mouth shut, work hard, and let them re-evaluate their opinions based on my performance.
Today, someone fairly high up made a comment about ‘kids born in the 90’s like Beks’ and I thought I’d cough up a lung.
I’m all about looking young. I’ve thought about Botox as ‘preventative maintenance’ for crows feet. But now I’m worried I won’t get taken seriously without a few wrinkles.
I know. Complaining about not having enough wrinkles seems silly, but it gets old having to prove myself over and over again.
I’ve learned to work harder than I should have to work and maybe that has made me a better employee. Maybe prejudices have pushed me to push myself to prove folks wrong.
Guess I’ll skip the Botox for now… but if I’m feeling lazy, I guess I could always spend more time in the sun and damage my skin.