My New Favorite Outfit: Things I've Learned

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Things I've Learned

Blog Everyday in May Challenge, Day 23 Today's topic is things I've learned that school didn't teach me.

I'd say the number one thing is how to love; that can't be taught.  As I look at all my students and all the different things I've worked on with them this year it blows my mind, but love, love wasn't one of them.  I never learned in school what it would feel like at the end of my first (blind) date with my husband, when he shook my hand and said we should at least be friends.  Yes, he did say that.  I never knew what it would feel like to take a walk with him and hear him say that he loved me.  I never learned what it felt like to walk down the isle and become his wife.  That feeling wasn't taught in school.

I also never learned what it felt like to know I had a child growing inside of me and the feelings I had when I held him for the first time.  I never knew what if felt like to hear him say "Mama" for the first time and then say "I love you" to me completely unprompted.  So, as I teacher I value education very highly, but love isn't something I can teach, it's something my students will have to experience for themselves.

Hey, I'm getting ready to BBQ it up this Memorial Day weekend.  How about you?  Have you checked out the  Lazy Days and BBQs series I took part in yet?  It'll give you all the tips you needs for the perfect fun BBQ!

Top: JCrew (circa 2007ish)
Skirt: Jones Wear $.99 (thrifted)
Necklace: Very Jane $12
Bracelets: Stella and Dot  Renegade/ Foundation/ Chimera
Shoes: DSW $25
Bag: Coach

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  1. I am glad you are wearing these 2 pieces together. I had suggested this, too. Love that sweater & that skirt, together or not. Nice reading this post. We are all humans, make mistakes & learn every day from one-another.

    And, I know you have your Faith and everything, so please say a little prayer for me and Vivian. We will find out if everything goes GOOD, by tomorrow. But your prayer would help. Thanks Again.

    Have a Fab Weekend, Ada. =)

    P.S. I started the New Feature today. I should have you ready to be next. Check it out. =)

  2. ahh i love this necklace and butterfly tee! u look adorable!

    XO Meghan

  3. That was a really sweet post and you are so right, love cannot be taught. Super cute outfit today. It's very springy and I love the butterfly! Heather

  4. Great thoughts on love. I'm sure there are many times your students feel your love for them through your actions and efforts as a teacher. I love your necklace. My friend told my about very jane and I just ordered a necklace from there. I can't wait to get it!

  5. What an adorable butterfly tee! So true that love is one of those things that can't be just have to experience it.

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  6. Love this outfit Ginny. We had our long weekend last weekend. Hope you guys have a fabulous long weekend. Thanks for linking up.


  7. Beautiful outfits, how do you thift clothes?

  8. What an adorable top! Love the peachy colors :) So fun! And I agree, love cannot be taught at school! It is a beautiful and hard thing at the same time.

  9. Wow, that is so beautiful, Ginny. You're right, love cannot be taught, but a persons understanding of love has opportunity to grow deeper with each life experience. We are always learning :)

  10. What a nice outfit, and a great deal on the skirt!

  11. thats a really good thought you shared. and thanks for the sweet comment at my post. I hope your day is getting better!

  12. Gah, you always have the cutest outfits on. I think I would be a little freaked if Love could be taught in school

  13. You talking about love made me tear up! So precious!! :-) Also, it's super adorable that your hubby told you that you could just be friends. Haha. Have you written up your love story? I'd love to read it. :-)

  14. Such a cute look! I think we might do hot dogs and home made ice cream this weekend. Yummy!


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  15. I know what you mean, love is such a massive thing. I can't believe your husband said that to you on your first date! Cute outfit :)

  16. cute outfit - so pretty and summery! and agreed that love can't be taught, but is something we all have to learn on our own in our own way!
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  17. So inspiring,doll!Keep rocking;-)

  18. love the cute pink and orange combo! so darling! the butterfly top is super cute!

  19. I absolutely love what you wrote about learning to love, so sweet. And I love this spring-y outfit!

  20. What a sweet post Ginny! And it's so true! I hope I can experience all of this love in my lifetime....before I'm an old granny haha! Agree with all of the above such a cheerful, happy, and adorable outfit!

  21. Awww that's so cute! And kinda funny your future husband said that to you on a first date. Love the color scheme of your outfit, the skirt is my favorite part :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  22. Great deal on that necklace! So cute! Thanks for linking up.
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  23. Coral with turquoise...LOVE!!!

  24. this outfit is adorable! Love how the colors look together.

  25. That butterfly top is adorable! Loving your S&D bracelets!