It was very evident by watching all the Back to School pics popping up all over Instagram that we were not the only ones back yesterday.
To commemorate the day, I paused on my way out the door to take a Back to School shot too. As you can see, my photo differs tremendously from others. There are no kids in my pic. Yep...just me!
For the first time in 14 years, I am starting back to school all on my own. There was something missing for me today since my girls have both graduated from high school now. Funny the void that it leaves. I'm sure there will be many such odd 'first' moments for me as this year ticks by.
So, I missed my girls today, but taking a closer look at the pic above, there are other details of the story that I want to remember about this morning. (Aside from the fact that my fence is in dire need of repair and my grass needs cutting).
It is a hazy morning. The sun didn't really poke through today even though the temp got to 28C.
I used my Timer Cam app which had a self-timer. It's my go-to for shots like this. Love it!
I am in heels, which is a first after being practically barefoot all summer. But these heels are like walking on a cloud.
I have my laptop and lunch in my white leather Banana Republic shoulder bag (which I am contemplating replacing this year, just haven't gotten around to looking for another one yet). I love it, but I've had it for a good 6 years and it is showing some wear. Besides, do I need an excuse to but a new bag?
I am wearing my Back to School outfit (no one will notice that it is not new) that I planned out carefully the night before. And my nails are done up half teal blue and half gold, as an accent to my neutral coloured outfit.
I am sipping a Starbucks drink and I haven't even left the house yet, thanks to my wonderful hubby who bought me one on his way home from night shift at the firehall.
Lastly, it's not entirely evident here, but there is a bit of a spring in my step. Don't get me wrong, I have loved every school start up that I've had with my girls, but it was a bit freeing to not have to gather the troups, drag bags of supplies or make multiple lunches. It was just me. It was easy.
And besides, a new school year holds so much promise. I just know this is going to be a good one...