Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 1: The Professional Look.

As was somewhat thoroughly discussed in my last post I am planning on being a teacher. Upon graduating, getting certified, and actually becoming a teacher, one has to start dressing more professionally. I may have touched on this already, but I do not wear nor do I own a large collection of dress/professional clothing, and spend the majority of my time in t-shirts. I have decided that this semester and next will be devoted to working on a number of disciplines that will one day (next fall) be necessary. I.e. Doing my laundry on a somewhat regular basis so I am not left with nothing to wear...and because that's just what you do. Going to bed on time(ish) and getting up with enough time to do all I need to do. Working out and eating healthier at least most days. You get the picture.

Thus today was Day 1: The Professional Look. I have to dress up a number of different days this semester for a variety of things, today being one of them. We took pictures with our Block/Teaching Groups we will be team-teaching with in the middle schools this semester, and had to look nice for them. I also have to give a few different presentations for which I will also have to be dressed business professional and go into the schools for observations and teaching a few times.
[I took this of myself with my computer after getting home from work/school today.]

Anyway, I may or may not post about the rest of my quest toward professionalism, we will just have to see. Just know I am working on fewer ponytails (at least messy, unintentional ponytails) and being more strategic in my outfit-wearing while still taking advantage of my last year of not being a professional who gets up super early everyday and has to dress up all the time.

In other news, Nick and I spent the weekend in Lincoln with his family and friends; it was his grandpa's 90th birthday and there was a lovely party on Sunday after church. His grandpa even brought a date! So cute. We ate a lot (as is typically the case at on any trip to anywhere) and had a lot of fun, and are headed to my parents this weekend for Labor Day! Well, that is after a potential BBQ Friday night and I work all day Saturday. Oh and the rest of this week of classes of course.

Well, I apologize if you don't find my life just riveting, but I suppose you don't have to read about it if you don't want to! Another picture from this weekend and some words of wisdom from the Good Book and I'll leave you at that. Peace and love.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." -John 16:33

"There's a passion in my heart
For the world to see
Revival fires burn
A great awakening
And there's a raging fire inside
That's so high
And it's causing me to burn" -Steve Fee


  1. You two are so cute! I hope we run into each other at church Sunday morning!!

  2. you looked GREAT today! i might need your help with learning how to accessorize with a scarf.

  3. you look great! and i love your new habits (and your enthusiasm). i probably should start doing some of that too ;)