|Girl About Town lipstick by M.A.C. and J.Crew light pink stud earrings.|
In that moment, all I could say was "thank you" and mean it. That was the part of me that knew what was said to be the truth and was willing accept it. I had to humble myself and listen because how I had been presenting myself really wasn't who I am as an educator, nor who I am as a person.
Of course,there is a reason behind most things. My work environment has been crazy this year, and I was starting to take on some qualities as means of survival that were unpleasant. In the time since this interaction, I've reflected on what I want in a workplace and in a school community, and realized that my current placement was not it. I did the best I could there; but a poor fit cannot be made right just like an ill-fitting shoe will never work without pain, corns, blisters and other unpleasantness.
As I wrap up my eighth year of teaching, it's more important to me than ever that I can be myself at work and be successful. More about that later. Here's what I wore on a sunny day in June.
|H&M dress, sandals from DSW|
What I love about this dress is that it's a zip up. I realize that when I shop for clothing, I shop according to cut and shape. Everything is is secondary. In this case, I picked up this dress because I knew it would be very flattering on my figure. The high neck is appropriate for work, but the fitted bodice compliments while the flare skirt accommodates. I can wear this dress comfortably on my bike, as I did on this day.
|party on my arm! Fossil watch and assorting bracelets|
With three more days of work, I realize that I didn't even get to have a proper countdown. And that is exactly how I prefer a school year to end.