Monday, September 4, 2017

Step Into My Week

I can not tell you how ecstatic I am to not have had to wake up at 5:15 and head to teach. This week will only be week 3 but wow was I ready for a tiny break. I'd be lying if I told you this week was a great one. It was one full of challenges, exhaustion, and some students testing their limits. We had curriculum night on Monday which left me at school until 7:40, Tuesday there was an incident that left me tired and feeling and then I had class that night. I don't think I left school before 5:30 a single day this week but on the flip side I feel pretty prepared for the week ahead although there is always more work to be done. 

Y'all really seem to be enjoying me sharing the outfits I've been wearing within these posts so I plan to continue doing that until I hear feedback that you'd like them somewhere else! At the end of the week my feet were killing me so I had to rely on my comfier shoes as opposed to sandals. We had another casual day on Friday which was awesome and I was able to pull out one of my favorite long sleeved tops because the weather has been so nice here (and my classroom is freezing). 

dress (similar) // sandals // watch 

top (similar) // skirt // sandals // watch

top // pants // shoes // watch 

I got my first paycheck this week and told myself that once I got that I would finally treat myself to my favorite detergent since I've been out for about a month. Kind of feeling like a dork for that one but it has made doing laundry this weekend so much more fun! I blame my mom for introducing me to this Glamorous Wash detergent considering it's expensive and definitely a luxury item but I've found a way to make it last a bit longer. I use all free and clear (which is unscented) and a cap full of this which makes the $25 bottle last a really long time! 

Friday night I was exhausted so I hung out at my apartment after running some errands that night. After sleeping in (kind of) on Saturday and spending the morning in bed grading papers and putting them in the grade book I was happy to have plans Saturday night. I went to one of my favorite mexican restaurants with a friend and then another friend met us at a rooftop wine bar after that. Since we are all education majors and going through our first year teaching together it was so nice to be able to talk to one another about what all was happening in our respective classrooms. We were able to sit outside and watch the Alabama game and then meet up with some other friends at another location downtown. The night ended with Sophia and I trying out a new 24/7 diner in downtown Greenville before heading home. We both got their short stack of pancakes which were under $3.00 and delicious! 

Yesterday was pretty laid back as well. I was able to get some stuff done that needed to be done, I sat by (/fell asleep by) the pool for a bit, responded to emails, and was able to not feel stressed on a Sunday for once! Porter and I decided to walk to dinner at our favorite pizza place, Sidewall, which ended up being closed so we continued walking and would up at Happy and Hale downtown. After walking back we watched a movie in her apartment to recover from our 3.5 mile walk (which with weather as nice as it has been was incredible) and work on other things simultaneously. I talked on the phone with Nell for a while last night catching each other up on life and plan to get a lot of work done today. In my head I had it that I would be able to sit back and really enjoy today but I've come to realize that the week is a lot less stressful when I can get more done over the weekend. I force a long walk in my plans and will maybe even treat myself to Starbucks for a change of location! 

I hope that y'all are enjoying your labor day and I HIGHLY recommend you come back to the blog tomorrow to see a fun surprise I've been waiting to share with y'all! 

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