A Day in Her Shoes – Meet Crystal

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March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate the magic of all women and the variety of tasks we complete in a day, we are highlighting women from all over the world and their busy schedules. Welcome to A Day in Her Shoes.

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Crystal is a writer, editor, and social media manager. Visit her website at www.stressfreesuccess.co and check her on Twitter and Instagram.

 

9:00 AM Waking up and eating breakfast.

10:00 AM Thinking about if I should go to the gym before 2. On my laptop to check my social media and blog stats.

11:00 AM Trying to pull myself away from distractions to do some editing work.

12 NOON Seeing that it’s close to lunch and I’m not going to make it to the gym early. Force self to take a 30 minute break and read a book.

1:00 PM Still reading the book, and must make self get back to work.

2:00 PM Making and eating lunch.

3:00 PM At the gym! Enjoying how good it feels to work out.

4:00 PM Still at the gym, about halfway through my workout.

5:00 PM Either stopped at the bookstore for a banana chocolate smoothie or went home.

6:00 PM One hour break time! ( Imposed by my girlfriend.)

7:00 PM Eating dinner.

8:00 PM Back at work, but texting my girlfriend in between.

9:00 PM Feeling tired, but keep going because I really have to finish work.

10:00 PM  Wondering if I should take a break as I look at my social media and check my email.

11:00 PM Calling it a night and getting in bed.

A Day in Her Shoes – Meet Franchesca

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March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate the magic of all women and the variety of tasks we complete in a day, we are highlighting women from all over the world and their busy schedules. Welcome to a day in her shoes.

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Franchesca, 21, is a college student and pre-school teacher. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

Favorite Shoe (Contains Affiliate Link): Two-Toned Black and Brown Riding Boots

6:00 AM I roll over to the side of the bed and I think about my life..

7:00 AM After I realize that I have to go to work I get up and start to get ready..

8:00 AM At this time I am on Interstate 20, about to exit 35 North..

8:30 AM I am also getting ready for my Preschool Class..

9:00 AM I am welcoming my little Prescholer’s into the classroom

10:00 AM I am teaching the little ones about God and their letters and numbers!

10:30 AM I am getting ready to take my students to their special class for the day!

11:00 AM It is recess time! I am out on the playground running around the kids

12 NOON Lunch Time! I am eating something that could or could not be healthy! At the same time I am helping my kiddos fill up on their food.

1:00 PM I am writing in the students folder whether that received a sad or happy face. This is also my meditation time, as my little pumpkins re asleep

2:00 PM I am getting the kids up from nap, and trying to get my life together…

3:00 PM Time to pack up and go home! I am on my way to the gym, and probably dreading about going..

4:00 PM I am still at the gym lookking at the machines hoping that I will loose weight just by staring at it

5:00 PM I am most likely stuck in traffic on Interstate 20 :/

6:00 PM I am at home cuddling with my coves and my computer,.

7:00 PM I am now walking around the house trying to figure out what I am going to wear for the next day

8:00 PM I am slowly winding down. I am either checking Facebook, Instagram and twitter.

9:00 PM I am rub a dub dubbing in the shower, waiting for myself to finally feel sleepy

10:00 PM I am awake staring at the stars wishing I could be sleep

11:00 PM My mind is racing and I am up thinking about tall the things I need to be doing

 

Wearing Converse Everyday. Forever. Seriously.

CONVERSEAbout six months ago, my daughter Tyra decided and proclaimed to the world (or whomever would listen) that she is wearing Converse tennis shoes every day for the rest of her life.

And she was serious. Very serious.

As any good Mom would do, I told her that I support her but I needed her to understand that sometimes there will be days in her life that she may not be able to wear tennis shoes everyday. From the shrug of her shoulders and the roll of her eyes, I don’t think that went over so well.

And so we dropped the conversation until she had to get dressed up for an event at school. And then I had to hear how unfair it is that people can tell you what to and what not to wear to an event. Sigh. But we made it though that event sans the Converse.

Fast forward about three months and I am taking some time off the grid and every day hustle and bustle, allowing me to dress casual and comfy. Translation: if I make it out of my pajamas, I am in shorts and t-shirts. Right now, dressing up to me is a nice pair of capris, a cute top, and a pair of sandals or flats. And for the record, in the past three weeks, I’ve had to “dress up” twice. And I wore the exact same outfit both times.

And somehow y’all, I am now wearing Converse, every day. And I don’t want to change that.

2015-08-05 13.34.23 It’s so bad that I bought two new pair for myself while back to school shopping with the kids. My recent purchase  brought my converse collection to four pair. When I mentioned to my daughter that I could truly understand her love for the shoes now that I want to wear mine all the time, she looked dryly and said, “It’s a lifestyle mom. You don’t just decide one day to change your lifestyle all of a sudden.”

But y’all I beg to differ. I think that certain life events can encourage you to change your lifestyle — and as we all know — any lifestyle change requires commitment. Demonstrated commitment is what it takes to maintain a lifestyle change. Be it wearing converse, or eating healthy foods, or reading the Bible every day. Anything.

Now I do realize that I will not be able to wear my Converse every day. For me, though, the comfort and the diversity in the style and color of the shoes remind me to stop and appreciate life. Especially a life that you don’t need to escape from.

And that, my friends, we can all remember as we adjust our own lives, hopefully for the better, and with strong commitment.

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