Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Style de Haviland: Orange Ducks & School

So I'm about to start my final year and a half-long stretch of classes towards my bachelors. After six months off, I knew it was time to tackle this. 

I'm not a student by nature. I didn't like studying when I was in college. I literally would stay up till three in the morning giggling and talking with my girlfriends who lived on my floor. It was like a slumber party… all the time! I've struggled with what I've wanting to major in for so long, and online degrees make certain majors out of reach. For example, I couldn't study fashion design online, which would probably be what I would want to do. BUT when I started to think about my longterm future, I realized that I probably can't do corporate life forever, even in the fashion industry. 

The other night I was watching a movie about a social worker, and I thought to myself, why haven't I seriously considered this? (It was Case39 if any of you movie-geeks were wondering. Yes, it's about a demon-child taken in by a social worker. And yes, this was my inspiration.) I've done plenty of work with teens and tons of community service and love every second of it… Anyways, I know this is what I'd like to do in the future. I hear it's a total burnout job, but who says I have to do it forever? I want to work with kids and make a difference in their lives. I don't want to save the world, just some kids here and there...

Life is about living in the moment, but responsibly of course. God has big things for me, and it's taken a while to realize that He has big things for me right now. Right now is not about my next big relationship. Right now is not about my future anything. It's about what I'm living for, how I live my life, and what I'm striving to be. So I will continue the path that I'm on, in the industry I'm in, and working towards a dream taking by finishing this bachelor's thing everyone talks about. Oye...

Sorry for my spastic train of thought! Here's my duck outfit! Woo!

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Sweater: J.Crew

Blouse: Express (Circa 2009)

Trousers: The Gap

Pennington Flat: Sperry Top-Sider


Shannon said...

Your sweater is darling and I love the leopard shoes with it!

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Social work always seems like such a rewarding job! I loooove that sweater!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

sarah marie said...

Good for you, getting back into school! I went back for my master's after taking four years off; it was a little weird getting used to being a student again but totally do-able, and I'm glad I did it.

And I love that sweater so much.


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