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Ugh What is wrong with me?!

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Sep 17, 2005
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SoI was at a meeting with my boss and the topic came up on my resume. She basically said it was crap. Keep in mind I already work here.

Ok, I could see how that was building up, the formatting on photoshop was kinda screwy and it was getting pixelated. But she started going on about how the graphics don't work and that the over all design is just a failure. I was pretty bothered to hear this (as criticizing me in public is a means to an end). I put a lot of work into its design and I took several classes on design components for my portfolio, including my resume. I passed all those classes and it seemed to work. I just graduated from college and this experience has opened up things in my mind that have made me feel totally lost.

As teenage angst-ish as this is gonna sound, I feel like I people are constantly trying to crush me into a mold. A lot of people seem to think that I want to get involved with "corporate culture" and should mold myself to fit accordingly. I get comments on my appearance (dark blue hair) and all sorts of other things and it really frustrates me. I honestly don't know what to do. It feels like every step I take is in the wrong direction and I need to know if I am flogging my own back or if I'm not taking responsibility for something. I can't change everything about the way I am, I've already made sooo many compromises and now i just don't know what to think. If I do one thing, someone will like it and someone will hate it. I know I shouldn't care that much about what others think, but it seems like I can't even find a middle ground! How do I help people to understand that I don't want to work for some huge corporation and and represent THEIR image for the rest of my life? I haha I hope this makes sense and I feel so much better just typing this all out. So yeah, anything to bring me back down to earth would be much appreciated.