I’m actually really loving this year so far because so many exciting things are starting to happen in my life. This month I finished up my first practicum where I had to teach middle school for the first time. It was a really great, amazing, more than slightly terrifying experience, but overall it was great. I also booked tickets to New Zealand for June which is incredibly exciting (and also terrifying) since I’ve never actually traveled out of the country before. Most importantly, though, unlike last year I’ve been trying to stop and enjoy the little things more and I feel like it’s made this year slow down a bit more. Last year went by so quickly that at the end of it I felt like I had missed so much, so I’ve been trying to enjoy this year more.
Anyway, these are some of the things I’ve been really loving this month….
1. The book my mentor teacher gave me! Like I said, I finished up my practicum last week, so I’ve been really bummed out that I won’t get to see the students again. Then, my mentor teacher completely surprised me and gave me this book called a Teacher Yearbook that all of the students had written me notes in. She told me that she keeps one as well, and has her students sign it every year. Then, when she’s having a bad day, she can look back and see that she is making a difference. It completely melted my heart, and I’m so excited about continuing on with my student teaching with it.
2. Eva Nyc Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer I got this in my ipsy bag this month. Without going into crazy detail, it does everything that it promises. It makes my hair so much easier to detangle, it’s shinier, much less frizzy, and, as a bonus, smells really good. Also, as a girl who hates to dry her hair, it helps my hair dry so much faster. It’s also only $11.99 which is definitely affordable.
3. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette I absolutely love this palette which is no surprise since I love all things peach related. The colors are beautiful, and there are so many options that you can get a lot of different looks out of one palette. As with the other Too Faced palettes I’ve used, they’re also easy to blend, very pigmented, and smell amazing! The only problem is that the smell is so strong it can get a little overwhelming if you’re using the mirror.
4. This one is a little weird, but Cheez-Its! I’ve become more than slightly obsessed with them this month. Since it’s near the end of the semester, I’ve had an insane amount of work to do, and I’ve found myself snacking on them all the time. They’re just perfect, so go get some! I recommend the family size box 🙂