Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Teacher Talk

Well.. I'll just go ahead and say it.. I forgot to post for my own link-up. (#worstbloggerever) Honestly I have no other excuse other than the fact that I am currently in the busiest season of my entire life. I don't think I have ever felt so spread thin. It's an uncomfortable and unwanted feeling. I just keep reminding myself that it won't be like this for long. I will make it through my first year teaching and I will eventually find a balance between work and life. I have been trying really hard this week to just slow down, to say no to things, and to be more present at home. It's been hard to leave work at work. But I will get there.. I hope.

Today's topic for Teacher Talk is teacher outfits! I am fortunate to work at a school that has a fairly lenient dress code. We can't wear jeans everyday like Nicole, but I can get away with my colored skinnies and of course we get to wear jeans on Fridays : ) For the most part my school wardrobe consists of colored skinny jeans and flowy tops or skinny cords and chambray tops or button ups (yes, I call them button ups, not button downs.. always have, and I have no idea why since everyone else seems to call them button downs haha) I had some outfits planned to take pictures in for this post but since I 100% forgot about it I don't have them (seriously..I suck) Maybe I will get a chance to upload them soon : ) 

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...and that's a wrap for the worst post of all time on Southern Simplicity. Good night ; )



  1. I call them button ups too! And I completely hear you about being stretched thin. Being a first year teacher is tough! I have colleagues who stay so late each night. I try to get done what I can in the classroom, and bring back what I can do at home. I'd rather do something at home, cuddled up on the couch than alone in the classroom! Would love to hear how it goes for you to get it done at school. I wish I could!

  2. I call them button ups! I never thought about how most people say button downs... haha! Good luck with everything and I know you'll do great through your first year! Those kiddos are definitely lucky to have you as their teacher. :)

  3. I'm a fellow 'button up' -er too! haha. I am also i my first year and I feel your pain in the craziness && being spread thin. I'm sure you are doing an amazing job, they say it only gets easier...lets hope! have a great rest of you week!

  4. Grace, not perfection. Praying peace and comfort for you during this busy time! XO

  5. I am still learning! I feel you I stay at least an hour after school, then head to coach the dance team, then back home to work on lessons. I am slowly learning to leave things at school. I call them button ups too!