I don’t know about you, but I loathe February. It’s grey, dark, windy, neither real winter, nor spring and on top of that full of storms. At least this year it has been. And it’s only the 11th. This picture is from last year, don’t let it fool you.


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Couple of things I can´t stand

As we say in Romania, you shouldn´t let your guard down on Tuesdays and Saturdays, you never know what they might have in store for you. Today was one of those Tuesdays. I´m lucky I love my job, can´t say the same of all the people I meet through it, though…

I can´t stand folks who think I´m a “cutie” just because I´m a woman and I don´t look my age. And don´t get me wrong. You won´t see me wearing short skirts or a revealing cleavage, I´m pretty strict on my appearance. And I´m good at what I do. I can state that since I know how it is to suck, too. Still,  this happens to me all the time. You can read “cutie” in any way you like: silly, lacking skills, to be pushed around, whatever. I end up wasting so much energy on asserting myself like a peacock, I come home exhausted.

In my eyes, you can be feminine as long as you´re not cheap, loud as long as you´re not deranged and still be a professional when it comes down to it. We´re not unidimensional, (and thank God for that!), we can pull it through. I want to be able to do my job in the manner I believe I can do it best, looking the way I do and dressing the way I dress and be taken seriously for what I am. I refuse to walk around as if I had a stick in my behind (the way some of my “colleagues” do) just to get them to acknowledge me!