Linking up with Lauren for another week of awesome. I absolutely love doing this every week. It’s helping me to see those bright spots in my day even on days that are completely awful. Thanks, Lauren, for this fun method of reflection!
1. Kids say the best stuff sometimes. In one of the classes I was in this week, we read the story of King Midas (guy who turns anything gold that he touches). When we were done we discussed why this wasn’t a good wish and I asked one student what his wish would be if he could have any wish. Quietly he said, “I wish to go to college.” Then I melted all over the floor. Almost. Oh. My. Goodness. Music to my ears! At eight years old, this student had a goal and a GOOD ONE. Call me a snob if you want, but given my chosen profession, this is exactly what I wanted to hear and not at all what I expected to hear all rolled into one amazing wish!
2. We were spoiled with a couple days of absolutely gorgeous weather this week. Granted, I was scraping my car on Monday, on Tuesday and Wednesday I didn’t even need a jacket and was driving around with my windows down. This winter has been so uncharacteristically mild, but those first few warm days always feel like such a gift.
3. Retail therapy is always a highlight. Inspired by my friend Alyssa, I decided I need to make some changes of the more grown up nature to my wardrobe. Though I’m in my later-middle-twenties, I don’t always dress like it. My uniform is usually a long sleeved tee and jeans and either Toms or Uggs. It’s boring, but it works. But it can be better. And cuter. And more colorful. And more grown up. So here’s what I did to start this process:
- I started a new Pinterest board of looks I’d like to try and items I’d like to add to my closet.
- As I am on a very tight budget, I hit up Plato’s Closet to see if I could find some more “grown up” items to add to my wardrobe. I wound up finding a bunch of great stuff and didn’t break the bank!
- I started to purge my closet and do a little rearranging. I’m flipping hangers to see what I wear and what I don’t wear. If the hanger is still the wrong way after six months, then it’s outta here! I’m also going to take inventory of what basics I have and what items I need. This will help me budget more effectively and spend more wisely instead of crazy Target splurges on things I end up throwing out or never wearing.