Monday, October 17, 2016

life lately

a few weeks ago, i made a very big life change - i said goodbye
 to my classroom, group of toddlers, and fellow teachers and 
decided to pursue a career in finance. 
'megan? working in finance? who would have thought?'
after a great deal of reflecting, i decided i needed the change. 

i love working with children and will cherish the four years i spent as a 
montessori teacher, but to be honest, i was just burnt out. 
chasing after nine two-year-olds each day can be exhausting! 
despite the tantrums, snot, and ever-present yelling of the word, 'no'
i know i'll miss them greatly.

i have to admit, making this career change, though exciting,
was equally terrifying! teaching is what i know; it's what is familiar
to me. and although trying at times, it isn't necessarily difficult.
but finance is very different. and complex. 
i've been at my new job for almost four weeks now
and am (**slowly) getting the hang of things! finance 
is completely foreign to me, and i still have a great deal to learn,
but i love the structure that accompanies working in an office -
working in the city is nice, too (aside from the constant temptation to 
shop on my walk to the bus after work). 

the position i took is part of the client information team.
i do a fair amount of data entry and support the other client information
and administrative team members. the group of women i work 
with have been incredibly patient and supportive! i am excited for the 
day when i can get through my work without having to ask 3,000 questions,
but i know that will simply take time.

i love that i feel happy going to work and
that i'm learning more and challenging myself each day.
photos and makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography

dress: zara (less than $30! exact here), crossbody bag: gift
booties: nordstrom rack (similar here),
rings: old navy & forever 21, bracelet: urban outfitters

transitioning to an office environment has meant re-organizing 
my closet. i called my mom after the second or third day and said,
'mom, i don't have any pants to wear! all my jeans have holes...'
pencil skirts, trouser pants, blouses? i need more of you!
and ripped jeans, you better believe i'll be wearing you every weekend.

i picked up this LBD (little black dress) at zara a few months ago,
and love the soft, knit fabric. i am still an avid supporter of the exposed
shoulder trend, as i find it to be very flattering!
i am eager to style this dress with sweaters and tights as the weather
continues to cool off. 

how do you style your LBD? are you a fan of the exposed
shoulder trend? 
xoxo.