I met up with V one of my bosses for a coffee last Friday and wore what I'm planning to wear on Monday when I return to work, blouse, trousers and a cardigan.
We went for coffee at Montacute House which is about a 5
minute drive from work. I picked V up from work and drove us there.
thought what I was wearing was fine for work. Her only comment when I
mentioned I had some roll neck tops to wear to work at some point was
that she would go with V-necks but that was because she can't do roll
neck. Nice idea as it gives me a few other options when I need them.
I dropped V off after lunch J, one of the receptionists was on the desk
and waved to me so I decided that I'd go in and say hello. We chatted
for 5 minutes at reception before I got her to ring L in personnel who
has been dealing with that side of my transition. She popped down and we
chatted for a few minutes. One of the guys I work closely with walked
passed but don't think he realised it was me as I was talking to Julie
and had my back turned.
One of the women that works in our cafe
also walked passed and said hello as I was there. On my way home I passed her
as she was walking so stopped and offered her a lift. We ended up
chatting about families and stuff for about 15 minutes when I stopped to
drop her off which is like the chats we used to have when I bumped into
her while walking to work.
A couple of the women that have
spoken with V have said that they didn't see this coming. It will be
interesting to see how they react when I see them. One commented that
I'd have to get some hair straighteners now
I'm looking forward to tomorrow now, not least because after 3 weeks leave I'm itching to get back to doing some work.
I know that I'll be nervous when I get there but as I said to L it should be pretty tame after having to perform in front of all of those people before Christmas.