Saturday, I attended the wedding of a very sweet former colleague. Kimberly and Steve make a lovely couple, and I wish them all the happiness in the world. (Although I really thought Steve was going to pass out during the ceremony!) Kimberly is very petite and looked like a bride doll! They are honeymooning in Charleston, and during their ceremony, I had a bit of an epiphany.
I want to get married again. I do. I don't necessarily want the white wedding thing, but I DO want to find someone with whom I can spend the rest of my life. I'm hoping that moving to a new school--and a huge district--will help me meet Mr. Right. I'm done playing with "Mr. Right Now". I have a date for Wednesday evening, and if he's not right, I'm done. I'm not going to waste any more time and energy--emotional and physical--dating men who are looking for "friends with benefits" or who are undecided about their lives and their relationships.
Okay, that addresses "weddings", now on to shopping! I'm becoming a fashionista! I am. I shopped like a mad woman while I was in New York last week. At Kohl's, I picked up a rust-colored cardigan by Apt. 9 and a lightweight mock turtle by Vera Wang for a total of $24.00! My receipt read that I saved $109! I also shopped at Boscov's, saving about $90 more on tops and a cute skirt. I found a cardigan with a matching camisole at Target that were both on sale for more than 25 percent off. As I put my new things on hangers and placed them in my closet, I became giddy! I'm so excited to be able to wear new clothes! SMALLER clothes. I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating--I used to dress to cover my body; now I'm dressing to enhance it!
And finally, school. Today is the official first day of the school year for teachers; students come back next Monday. I look forward to it like I can't even express! A new start with a new attitude and new clothing, I'm thrilled. We don't all get second chances in life--so this is BIG! And I promise to enjoy every minute of it!
Oh...and here's a pic from the reception! I think I look pretty good...and I KNOW that dress is NOT something I would have even dreamed of wearing before!