I am a very pale person. I have freckles and I always have to use the fairest shade of foundation. I have a comprehensive ethnic blend of Scots, Brit, and more Scots in me and I cannot acquire a tan unless I spend ten minutes every day outside for the entire summer.
So it goes without saying that I blush pretty easily.
I don’t, however, embarrass that easily. The automatic flush that happened every time I opened my mouth when I was younger is a distant memory.
Or. Well. I thought it was, until lately. Apparently, I haven’t felt off my kilter in a long time. Because now, suddenly, speaking up in a meeting or even talking to the boss can turn me beet-colored.
I’m not sure what the blush criteria are, though, to be honest. It seems to happen very randomly. I can have normal, work-related conversations with my employers. I can voice my opinions. I don’t feel embarrassed. I don’t get flustered and my voice doesn’t quake. I just…turn purple, sometimes. And then it disappears, just as quickly.
I think that it mostly happens when people are staring at me. Or when I’m not 100% sure of what I’m talking about.
So…I should probably stop talking out of my ass.
(Hey, I didn’t say which cheeks were rosy.)