I liked that article...it made me feel good/better/best about my profession and my place in it. I have my hair in a bun AND get tattoos and piercings. I'm I caving to the new conformity? Am I out on a bold new limb? I've never thought about it that hard...I just like tattoos. I like researching and picking them out; I like tattoo parlors and the people in them; I like the looks that I get when I stroll in with my bun and sensible shoes. Does that make me a conformer in my nonconformity? I'm confusing myself here. It's just that I don't think about conformity or the lack there of when I've gotten my tattoos/piercings in the past...I just wanted them for me. Doesn't that make me normal??? In the AL's article:
If you have to fight the stereotypes, the stereotypes have already won. News articles about how hip we all are just make us seem desperate. If you're really hip, you don't have to tell people. And if you're a normal person, you don't have to tell people, either. They'll just know.
Do you think this is true? I don't believe I'm desperate for people to see me for who I am...maybe on a personal level, but I've always believed I'm very comfortable in my role as a librarian and how I associate/get along with others in my profession. AL's blog entry, well written and humorous as it may be, still made me feel a little ashamed of myself. Who am I kidding? I am a female, 30 year old, single, overweight, mild mannered (most of the time) librarian. I have a cat, a fairly environmentaly friendly car, get mani's and pedi's regularly, floss diligently. Am I a nerd attempting to put on some wolf's clothing?
Only my therapist and I know for sure :)