It’s an exciting week! After 6 years of studying, thinking about, planning, playing pretend, and worrying over becoming a teacher, I will finally be stepping into that role. I’d be a big ol’ liar if I said that I felt 100% confident, but I’ll muddle through somehow ;).

It’s fun to reflect on how I got to this point and how much blogging and meeting people through blogging (like you!) have helped me realize that you don’t have to be perfect, fearless, etc. Owning your emotions and thoughts in a moment of change or struggle is empowering. To quote Taylor Swift (Believe me; I cringed when I wrote that. But when a girl gets it right, I have to give props!) :

“To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.”

― Taylor Swift

In the spirit of “new”, I decided to freshen up my hair by getting a few inches cut off and to update my wardrobe with a new jacket. My hair inspiration was Olivia Palermo’s long bob.


I’ve long loved this hair cut but felt that the length might be a little awkward for me. Also, knowing that I part my hair on the side, the sides of my hair wouldn’t have as even of volume as Olivia’s. I decided to stop telling myself it’d be awkward and just went for it. Much to my chagrin, my hair is flat in these photos, but I’m definitely loving it so far–especially the fact that it’s making my morning routine a little quicker!

For the jacket, I found it on a random trip to TJ Max, and I honestly would have overlooked it had it not been that I read an article the day before n Harper’s Bazaar about high contrast. It’s a size 22, and I was shocked that it fit. It needs some altering (shortening the sleeves, adding a slit in the back for my hips), but I’m liking the new style in my wardrobe.

(So professional with my iPhone scanning, I know.)

Are any of you going through a time of “new”? Do you tend to change multiple things when you’re in a time or change or do you prefer consistency when other things are changing around you?

Wish me luck — Wednesday is my first day!

P.S. Thank you for always making me feel capable and for the kind words whenever I need them — especially my twitter friends!