Let's get right to it today shall we? Here are my 4 favorites and 1 not so favorite thing (or is it things?) from this week!
[one] I designed my blogger business cards for the Thrive Blog Conference!! I love the way they turned out and cannot wait to see them in person. Only 3 weeks until the conference!!!
[two] I started a new book series that I'm completely in love with. The series itself is called Throne of Glass and has 4 books. But I started with the prequels and am so glad I did. I cannot wait to get into the actual books themselves.
[three] Yesterday was "Friends Day" and in honor of the day Facebook put together a little video slideshow of all the pictures of your friends and I thought it was absolutely perfect. Seeing my video and the videos of some of my friends was so fun. I'm so grateful for all the amazing friends I have around the country!
[four] Jenny found the most gorgeous grey chairs for me at Marshall's this week and I bought them. I'm seriously so obsessed with them and cannot wait to see these little beauties in my new apartment. Now to find a way to keep the cats off them until I can get them in the apartment. I have a strong feeling I will lose that battle though! I was gonna wait and show them off once they were in and styled but I just can't wait.
[five] Work was a bit difficult this week. This is by no means a "favorite" but it's something that happened that I feel like I need to write about. Some of the students at my school created teacher Instagram account. It sounds sweet and innocent but in reality what they did was take pictures from our Facebook (Im still trying to figure out how they accessed mine, since I have all the privacy settings they have in place) and wrote mean, inappropriate, and sometimes disgusting things about us. I've come to the decision that I am the most popular teacher at my school because I had not 1, not 2, but 4 pictures of me on there. With some not so nice things said about me. I'm not going to say what exactly was said but I will say that my feelings were a tad hurt after seeing the pictures. To make a long story short we found out who created the page and all the students who either commented or created the pages have been punished. It just blows my mind that we have a generation out there who can be so hurtful and disrespectful as some of these kids were. And towards adults no less! I swear all I can think about is the fact that this whole situation reminds me of Mean Girls and their Burn Book. I just hope they've learned that you shouldn't say mean and hurtful things about anyone, especially on social media. I did have a few students who came and apologized for some of the things they saw written about me and many of them asked if I was "ok" throughout the day on Wednesday. So I'm happy that this generation isn't a complete loss! The majority of them are pretty dang good.
To say I'm glad to say goodbye to the week is understatement. There are only 5 weeks left until Spring Break and I am counting down the days!
Have a great Friday friends! See ya Monday!
Linking up for Oh Hey Friday and a fun new link up with a fun new blogger I just found!