This morning I made a decision, for good or ill, I cannot take back.
(Allright, reading that line back to myself sounds ominous…)
What did I do? Well, I had my annual evaluation at work. Not a big deal really but without really thinking about it I decided to come out to my boss and it went off without a hitch.
She was very accommodating including giving me names of who I needed to speak to in HR. I mentioned not wearing makeup at work and she joked about some of the ladies who do, (on day shift) and how she couldn’t understand how they could clean showers and not have their makeup run off their faces. I also mentioned my fears about my coworkers and she assured me there shouldn’t be any issues and if there were I could come and talk to her.
Overall, a rather nice experience.
She did suggest I wait a little while before speaking to HR as this is the beginning of the semester and things are really hectic over there especially the first week. So, I have time to catch my breath, talk to my therapist, and figure out my new timeline.