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18 in ’18

So, everyone does these lists of things they want to do by a certain time, right? Sometimes it is okay to jump on the bandwagon! The new year is a day away, and I have been thinking about the goals I want to accomplish and just some fun things I’ve wanted to say yes to for a while. We celebrated my dad’s life and mourned his death in Washington this week, and it was a reminder that life is too short for us to ever hold back. So, without further ado, here are 18 things I want to do in 2018!

1. Write my first book (with my mom!)

2. Apply and get in to a PhD program

3. Choreograph my first school musical

4. Travel somewhere I’ve never been

5. Present at an academic conference

6. Send more thank you notes

7. Cosplay at a convention

8. Write in my Passion Planner all year

9. Cook something from my Harry Potter cookbook

10. Use Groupon when we don’t know where to go for our date

11. Try at least one no-spend weekend

12. Improve my Spanish

13. Go on a romantic getaway with the Hubby

14. Go to at least 3 restaurants on my Chowdown Countdown list

15. Maintain a regular exercise schedule

16. Learn a new skill

17. Attend a formal event

18. Host a tea at Inspirations Tea Room

Some of these are little pleasures in life, while others are milestones. Y’all should always follow your goals and dreams, no matter how ridiculous they may seem to others (like my obsession with food tours of America and tea parties). I am excited to complete this list, starting as soon as tomorrow! Here’s to going out with a bang tonight and starting fresh tomorrow for a brand new year! You never know when life will end, so you might as well live it on your terms and do what you know you are capable of! I am excited to share more about the things I cross off the list!

This is my excited face! πŸ˜›

Comment and let me know what you want to accomplish in 2018!

See you next year! πŸ˜‰

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€

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A Weekend in the Country

(Name that musical!)

Last week was all fun in the city, but the weekend was pure country!

City

 I love living right outside of a capital city, and my coworkers and I made the most of that last Thursday! It was the science teacher’s birthday, and teachers got half off at the Melting Pot in September!! We had a great time, and the food was delicious! It is so nice to truly get along with my colleagues! We had the most ridiculous conversations the entire time! So much fun!

I got my favorite cocktail of theirs! It’s called the Yin Yang Martini, and it’s pure chocolate heaven!
Here we are rocking out Bricktown!! I’m wearing a skirt and jacket set from Express!! This outfit has never failed to earn me compliments!
Country

Over the weekend, we traded the usual fun in the city for some time in Beggs with the in-laws. They just moved from the suburbs to an adorable country house and we got to see it! It was the best sleep ever because it was so quiet! There was no wifi, so we just relaxed and read! Such a nice change from the usual! One of the best parts was the tiny hamburger stand we visited both days! It looked like something from a ’50s movie! The food was delicious, and the shakes were the real deal! None of that powder crap! 

I went with a simple white button down and jeans! I still didn’t fit in! Maybe it was the Sperrys and the Kate Spade? πŸ˜‚

Though we are suburbanites who frequent the city, we equally appreciate a good weekend in the country! It was just what we needed to recharge?

Where do you prefer? City or country?

Until next time!

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€

Welcome to Glitter and Grades!

Hello, y’all! Welcome to my first blog post! I am starting this blog as a bit of a fresh start. I tried blogging on another domain, but I didn’t really take it anywhere, and it grew stagnant. I guess I wrongly believed that nobody really wanted to hear what I had to say. My confidence has grown since then, both as a writer and a person. My husband has always believed in my blogging capabilities, and he loves it when I write, as do I. So, here I am!

Glitter and Grades is a blog about the lifestyle of a teacher, graduate student, wife, and dog mommy. Do not expect all of my posts to be lesson plans or teacher tips, because I like to write about my ENTIRE life, even the one my students don’t see every day. There will be teacher goodies, grad school hacks, recipes, fashion posts, beauty tips, and restaurant reviews, just to name a few. I am blessed to live a diverse and eclectic life, and this blog will reflect that. “They” say to stick with a more streamlined topic for a successful blog, but that is just not who I am! #ENFPprobs

So thank you for taking the time to read my introductory post! I hope to meet many other awesome bloggers through this experience, and to learn a little more about life. I am not giving up this time, so this is a just a glimpse of what y’all will see on this website! I’m so excited to get started and to meet you!