Pink was not cool. Sounds crazy today with pink having a major moment in fashion. I grew up adoring ballerinas, unicorns, and all things pink. However, being a kid during the Michael Jordan era and Husker football mania (Nebraska raised) it was all about sports and Nike. It was against the rules to mix pink and sports, which is nuts thinking now how Nike, Adidas, etc. have now capitalized on this corner of the market!! I literally didn't wear my favorite color for years because it was not popular when I should have been myself. This is a lesson I've had to learn over and over.
As a lawyer I had to figure out an area of law that I was passionate about rather than a traditional path. For me it meant working with older adults in elder law; it's the most rewarding to solve problems for seniors and their families. I have no doubt I will continue to learn to be myself. For now, I'm a work in progress wearing pink.