I’ve shared so much of my life here at Lindsay Living, but while blog brainstorming the other day, I realized how little I’ve shared about one of the biggest passions of my life: education. So… hello. I’m your friendly neighborhood public school teacher. 😉
There’s so much miscommunication out there about what teacher’s do these days, and I’d like nothing more than to share a little of what it’s really like. Teachers are incredible people. And I’m not simply saying that because I am one. I am lucky enough to spend my days with some of the coolest kids in the world, but beyond that, I have had the pleasure of getting to know some other very fantastic human beings, teachers, the people fighting tooth and nail for the betterment of each individual child. It’s the toughest and the most rewarding thing I may ever do. It’s also the joy of my life, challenges me everyday, and is always there for me. On my best days, I hope I’ve made a difference in someone’s life in some small way, but in reality, it’s been my students’ and colleagues’ many gifts that have helped me to learn so much more about myself and become better everyday. I would not be who I am today without teaching.
There’s this thing I do when the seasons change. You know, when it’s almost spring and the idea of no-tights outfits starts to take over your brain? On second thought, maybe that’s just me… Well, in those situations, I just go for it. Freezing legs aside, I try to will it to be spring with my outfit choices. This year, it’s almost been in reverse. Despite the bitter cold the last couple weekends, it has been simply beautiful out in Seattle. All the leaves have changed, but are somehow still holding onto the trees, the sun has been shining and all I want to do is frolic in my sleeveless jacket without tights, pretending a fluffy pashmina and leather gloves would somehow compensate. I think this may have been my last “no-tights” outfit of 2015. But that won’t stop me from wearing my jeans with the holes in the knees…
I’m far from a uniform dresser, but lately this little outfit has been my go to. Black skinny jeans with holes in the knees + silk blouse + black boots. It just always makes me feel good and always works. Dates, evenings out with friends, no matter activity this outfit is my happy place.
I’ve been very lucky to attend some great concerts, lately, and one of the best was Halsey who performed last week at Showbox SODO here in Seattle. Halsey is the stage name of singer Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, a 21 year old it-girl from Washington, New Jersey. She’s bipolar, bisexual, and completely fascinating. Lyrically she definitely gives off an feisty vibe, and has dubbed her own debut album Badlands as an “angry woman record”, but she’s got a way with thematic, anthem music for her generation of native technology loving, socially open-minded, rebel without a cause youth.
I’ve described her as a cross between Lorde and Tove Lo, a tell it like it is, speak your truth kind of performer. Her hit single “New Americana” captures the complex emotions of a generation raised on the pathos of their Gen-X parents and a new brand of acceptance as the world rapidly changes around them. If you haven’t heard her yet and are looking for a new voice to listen to on repeat, this video is definitely worth a listen. Her live show was magnetic, and she had nearly every last person in the venue shouting out her lyrics in unison as she held out the mic and looked on fondly at her burgeoning success. Her voice was crystal clear, full of grit, sarcasm, and heart, and her songs stayed with me long after the evening was through. My Halsey tracks favorites include “New Americana”, “Ghost”, and “Drive”.
Musica is a regular post written in an effort to share music from a variety of genres and encourage readers to discover something new. Submissions are always welcome. I’d love to know what you’re listening to! Just leave a note in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I may share one of your favorites. Search Lindsay Thurston on Spotify to access more of my likes and monthly playlists.
One of the things that takes just a few minutes and can totally upgrade the enjoyment you take in your space is making the bed. I know mornings are harried and between hitting snooze and stumbling to the Keurig machine many of us can’t fathom actually making the bed in the morning. I am here to tell you that couple minutes of home-care is completely do-able and completely worth it, especially if you follow these simple steps.
fleece jacket, Uniqlo | skinny jeans, Old Navy | graphic tee, Project Social T | throwback sneakers, c/o Brooks | handbag, vintage Coach | “L” pendant necklace, c/o oNecklace | lip colour, NARS Schiap
Hi, friends! I’m happy to report after days and days of pouring rain here in Seattle we finally had a beautiful, sunny. blue sky, perfect kinda fall day. It was cold and crisp out, but absolutely gorgeous. All of the fall leaves are changing and with the light shining through the trees I got some really lovely photos. It’s been so dreary here lately, that I haven’t been able to get out for outfit photos at all. I took advantage of the weather and shot several outfits from the past week so there’s more to come very soon!
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