So this was not my favorite Stitch Fix.... But after taking a few months off, I was really looking forward to it.
What I Didn't Keep
Phelan Blouse $68 - I didn't like the print when I first opened it, and the fit was too box-y. No way.
Black Trousers $98 - These were fine. And they fit. But they were $98, and I don't need them, especially because it's about time to pull out all of my dresses and skirts.
Fold Over Cluth $48 - This was just too expensive, and I won't use it enough. I like my wallet and my purse, and I don't know when I would use this cluth.
What I Did Keep
Maya Stripped Shirt Dress $68 - Pockets! The pockets sold me on this one. The fit isn't perfect, but it's cute, versatile, and it has pockets!
Front Drape Cardigan $58 - This is spring-y and fun, and the perfect touch for some of my more boring teacher outfits. I am always a little conscious of how it hangs, but overall, it was a keeper.
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I did sort of make a resolution for 2018, but it is not quantifiable at all. And thus it doesn’t demand anything like: Write one blog per week.
Instead my 2018 focus is on finding delight.
I wrote a thing about my aunt, Sue, who passed away last summer.... I still don't know what to do with this, really, but sharing it feels right today, especially as my grading slows at the end of the term, and I have some time to reorient my life, to find my way back to creating a life I love.
While Dan and I sat outside, my mom’s most recent, sweet gift sat on our kitchen table. It was a box of hot chocolate from Amazon. It was simple but so considerate, and it's the perfect illustration of how gracious my mom is.
I have always been a billboard for positive thinking. But not anymore.
I know how I got here, how I became this positive-thinking evangelical. I got here by combating anxiety with positive affirmations, moving toward success through imagining it, beginning with the end in mind.
There’s a huge difference for me between what is private and public information. As both a poet and a blogger, I've always had to negotiate this. Sharing why I'm raising money for cancer research toes that fine line.