Five Things

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  1. Spring break came and went and gave me a taste of summer that has nearly ruined me for the last couple months of the school year. I'm eager for warm weather, leisurely meals, bike rides, and blogging! I was able to flex my creative muscle quite a bit this break - see my Colour Pop haul, spring dress wish list, outfit of the day in New England, perfect rose gold eyeshadow, fun boyfriend-explains-makeup tag, and lazy Sunday morning posts - and still have several more posts planned. A and I spent some quality time with Luna and in our little city of Providence, and I attended a couple ladies' nights as well.
  2. I took time to clear out some stuff in our loft and while organizing my graduate coursework and texts, I decided that I will go ahead and complete my M.Ed. I dropped the course I was enrolled in last fall to focus on my new teaching position (after three years at the middle-level, I moved up to high school), but dropping the course was a more frustrating experience than I had anticipated. I've considered and reconsidered it all since, but spring break gave me fresh perspective and drive. I've already invested a year of time and money in this degree and only have three courses, an internship, exam, and review left to complete. Although I don't plan to stay in a classroom for the rest of my working life, this degree would be a transferrable investment. And when it comes down to it, I love learning.
  3. All of that consideration led to A and me discussing our future plan - that is, moving abroad! This equally excites and terrifies me, which then reminds me of that Pinterest quote, "If it's both terrifying and amazing, then you should definitely pursue it." We've still a few good years left in New England, but I'm already daydreaming about teaching in a foreign country, traveling when we're off from school, and blogging the experience, with my best friend.
  4. I'm making progress towards my new year's lifestyle resolutions, such as cutting certain ingredients/items out of my diet, spending more time cooking (and baking!) and exercising, and being mindful of my general health. A and I walk, rather than drive, when we can, and I'd like to start up yoga. We've even added greenery to our home, a couple of lavender plants (plant pot from here) sat on our upstairs railing.
  5. In the spring, I like to clear out all of my belongings, holding onto only the pieces I use or wear regularly, and donating or discarding the rest. I'd like to get to a point where I've invested in classic, higher quality pieces that only need to be replaced once in a blue moon so I can cycle in trendier pieces every season. I've compiled a list of my favorite basics - a fitted turtleneck, a good pair of skinny jeans, opaque leggings, and a wool coat, to name a few - to keep myself on track.

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