Welcome Back!! What a busy past few weeks it has been. I am thrilled to get back into the routine of updating y'all on my adventures and what has been going on in my life with my weekly Step Into My Week posts. If you're new around here or may have discovered me this weekend and realized that last semester posting was inconsistent (oops) but Step Into My Week posts give me the opportunity to share life updates and photos with y'all as well as anything I love or want to share. These posts definitely show more behind the scenes and personal updates which allows me to be more transparent with y'all. Typically these posts will go live on Friday and you can go through past Step Into My Week posts by clicking the label at the bottom of the post if you want to read them kind of as a weekly diary entry.
Since this is my first Step Into My Week of Senior (wait, what?) year this is actually going to include the past couple of weeks since I've officially been back at school for three weeks with only one week of classes under my belt. I had to come back to school early in order to help set up the classroom that I am student teaching in and to start school with the students which happened to occur a week before Furman started. If you didn't know, I am an elementary education major and for senior year my field placement is at a school about 40 minutes away in a fourth grade classroom. So far I have adored it and my cooperating teacher and I get along wonderfully which makes showing up a couple of times each week really fun!
Moving in (see my move in vlog here) was pretty quiet since it was pretty much just athletes and education majors on campus but fortunately two of my roommates are also ed majors and a lot of my friends are as well. During that first week we all spent a lot of time at the schools, in meetings, and working on this huge project we had due that is worth 20% of our grade in two of our classes for next semester. That has since been turned in which is a huge relief and has allowed me to really enjoy being back on campus.
pillow // marquee sign
The first weekend back was exciting since I went to my first "real" concert ever in Atlanta with two of my best friends. We had purchased our tickets to see the Dixie Chicks way back in November so having it finally come time to see them was beyond exciting. We ended up staying two nights in Atlanta and had a great time together. I went with one of my best friends from home, Kate, and my freshman (and this year) roommate, Nell. We ended up going to ikea on Sunday to shop for our apartment and the concert was that night and incredible. If the Dixie Chicks are performing near you and you like there music I would highly recommend that you go.
romper // purse
I had to be back at my school Monday morning at 7:15 so I woke up super early that morning (4:15 to be exact) and came back to Greenville to make some last minute changes to the classroom to prepare for the first day of school on Tuesday! Much to our parents amusement, we took first day of student teaching photos at 6:00 right before we left!
The first week student teaching was absolutely exhausting but in the best way. We would come back each afternoon, go to another meeting, workout, make dinner, shower, and be in our pajamas working on our projects by 7:30. That weekend was pretty laid back as well since we were all hustling to finish up our assignments before our friends arrived back on Sunday ready to move in. Monday night was fun as a fraternity on campus always hosts a big party off campus before the first day of school and my little, who is going abroad this semester, came back and I got to catch up with her there and the day after. It is always such a fun way to see everyone you haven't seen all summer and meet some of the new students.
dress // hoops
Tuesday was Furman's first day of class although I was student teach then so it didn't feel quite the same since I wasn't on campus until later in the afternoon. On Wednesday it was so nice to finally be on campus and feel like a student again and that day ended with a fun block party for our apartment building complete with a jumpy thing that you could velcro yourself to. I felt like Amanda Bynes in Big Fat Liar!
This weekend has been pretty laid back with plenty of apartment projects and errands being run. I hope y'all have had a good week and are looking forward to Step Into My Weeks in the weeks to come!