Sometimes You Must Dare to Jump: Style, Education & Inspiration
“You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.”
I’m so glad I took a chance and ordered this jumpsuit from Kohl’s! I really love the subtle floral print and the gathered ruch detail. It has a flattering v-neck and capri length pants.
The material is stretchy polyester jersey and machine washable. It fits true to size and is extremely comfortable!
I wore my jumpsuit this past Saturday when the weather was so warm, pleasant, and sunny during the day. It got a little bit cooler at night so I changed into short high-heeled booties and my black moto-jacket because I really wanted to keep wearing the jumpsuit!
I wish I had a picture to show you, but trust me. Just about any cute cropped jacket would top this jumpsuit nicely. Also just about any sandal or bootie will work so you can style and restyle the jumpsuit and get lots of use out of it even when the weather is not perfect.
Speaking of perfect, did you ever really want to do something but you were waiting for the perfect moment? Guess what? The time is now. Stop thinking about it and just do it! I’m glad I’ve taken the chance and decided to take action on a few goals.
I may have mentioned that I have a book coming out in September. The title is Educate the Heart: Screen-Free Activities for Grades PreK-6 to Inspire Authentic Learning and it’s in production at the moment. I am so excited about sharing so many ideas that I’ve been thinking about and jotting down for so long. I still can’t believe I actually decided to put all the ideas together and write a book and it’s actually going to be published! I even decided to take the book a step further. I created a podcast as an introduction to and based on my book. You can find it here. I would really love it and be SO excited if you took a few minutes (actually 8) and listened to the first episode. If you really love it and have 9 more minutes, go ahead and listen to episode 2 here.
If you do listen to either or both episodes, feel free to leave a voice message on the anchor app and be part of the discussion!
In future podcasts we will be discussing a variety of different topics related to parenting and education with a strong focus on social-emotional learning and cultivating a growth mindset. We will discuss how to best strengthen critical thinking skills, encourage creativity, build communication skills, and cater to the individual needs of children. I will be collaborating with other educators and parents and hopefully, you, if you would like to join the conversation in order to work together as a team to find the most meaningful ways to provide the best possible environment and opportunities for our children.
I will be featuring many inspiring people who are taking chances to make a difference and impact the lives of children.
NathanMaynard is the Dean of Culture at Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, IN, the co-founder of BehaviorFlip, and best selling co-author of HackingSchoolDiscipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility with Restorative Justice.
I was fortunate for the opportunity to receive an advance copy of the book and happy to endorse it. It’s a very practical guide and also enjoyable to read. I love the way authors Maynard and Weinstein discuss problems that do occur quite often in many classrooms, offer new ways to approach them and show us how to fully implement the restorative practices successfully. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Growth Mindset because the ideas really bring the concept to life for students of all ages.
So, what is it is that you’ve been thinking about doing? The time is NOW. I know you can create a plan, and step by step, with whatever it takes, YOU can make it happen! Jump right in. Why wait? Let me know how it’s going. I’d love to connect. Please feel free to leave a comment here, send an email, or drop a link if you have something to share. Always feel free leave a message on any one of my social media platforms as well. I recently joined the LinkedIn community and can be found here.
Thank you so much for your time and attention. I hope you found this post worthwhile and I hope it inspires you to dare to jump ;)
ps. Here are a few moments from our Saturday in Mystic, CT, where we really enjoyed the beautiful weather and charming surroundings.