high school? But you look like you could be IN high school! I can’t tell you how
many times I have heard this…and sure I MAY have gotten stopped by the school
security guards once or twice before.
But I’d like to attribute that to me just being in the halls at
unconventional times—AKA during class periods.
Still, everyone always tells me I look so young, but what is a
22-year-old supposed to look like? I am,
relatively, young! But when I look at my
friends, I don’t feel as if I look noticeably younger than them, so what’s
going on here?
that I do not usually wear a lot of makeup and I don’t spend much time in the
mornings selecting my outfit. I am good
to go with jeans and a tee shirt because I like to go with the flow. Plus, I would rather spend more time in bed
than in front of the mirror. But as a
teacher, I know that I need to dress professionally and I do! Still, the comments come and although older women
often tell me that I’m lucky and I will appreciate the comments soon enough, I
don’t believe them.
people make remarks or jokes about how young I look, I find it irritating. What is the point? To me, it undercuts the way I look and
sometimes calls into question my qualifications as a teacher. So next time you think you are complimenting
someone by calling them baby face, think twice!
Because yes, believe it or not, I am
a senior in college! This too is
something I had to say when I walked into immersion week as a CQM and was
directed to where the freshmen were sitting…