Stitchfix dress (sign up HERE); Forever 21 high heel sandals and sunglasses (save, splurge); Target black sandals and tote, old (similar); Coach outlet clutch, old.
Let’s be real here, friends.
I don’t exactly live a lifestyle where wearing heels is a daily choice. Between the kids, errands, tee ball games, the gym, and LIFE, flats are just more realistic. Before kids I was a high heel wearer 90% of the time. I mean, the majority of the time I that I used to teach Kindergarten I wore heels, daily, and thought nothing of limping home with sore feet. I knew most of my outfits looked better with heels, so that’s what I wore.
While I still agree heels are the most flattering in terms of footwear (especially nude ones!), I just can’t do it. The footwear you see above are for date nights and anything where I won’t be with my children (which is nowhere, ever, in case you were wondering;) This is what I miss the most about working! I used to love dressing up daily, and having the option to wear my work clothes. I am the type of person who tends to dress up more than I need to in most situations (surprise!), and I look forward to getting back to that someday.
It’s been a dream to be able to stay at home with my children. I knew when I had them that I would stay home until they went to Kindergarten, and then go back to teaching. This gets a little harder when you add in military moves and changing certifications by state, so when exactly I will go back to work is up in the air, but the thought of going back thrills and scares me equally. While I love the camaraderie of working with others and teaching, and begin able to have a part of me that isn’t shared with my children, I have been home so long now that I wonder if I have forgotten how to work outside the home. Details of how to run a classroom, how to teach, and what it’s like to work outside the home are pretty fuzzy in my mind, and the vague notion of it all, the fact that it’s been so long, is frightening to me. I wonder, have I lost all of my professional knowledge? Will I pick it right back up where I left it, or start over at the beginning again?
I hope it will all come rushing back to me, that I’ll enter a classroom and remember exactly how I did things once, and pick up new strategies along the way. I also have the option of being a Reading Specialist as well, due to that shiny new Master’s degree I earned while staying home with my babies and going to school online. (Go, me!) I love that I have options, something I hope my own children have someday. I can stay home, I can work, I can help support my family in many different ways, and that makes me happy. Everyone needs options, in my opinion, they open up so many doors.
For now, though, you can find me back home on my bed, cross legged in yoga pants, writing blog posts;)