06 July 2015

week in review {june 29-july 3}

last thursday, a guy with a camera and his producer popped into the nursing home where i work to interview staff about their decision to work with seniors or in long term care.  my supervisor and i both happened to be sitting at our desks in our office, and although they originally were only planning on interviewing her on camera, they caught us both on their terrifying camera {why is being filmed for something so awkward?!}.  i felt like i was in an interview and had to quickly articulate an intelligible statement about why i chose this line of work, how i ended up in long-term care, why it's my passion to work with seniors.

i grew up in georgia, but every summer my family would take a vacation to minnesota where my parents were born & raised and where my extended family lived.  we would all pile in our mini van and drive the 1,100 miles north.  when my sister and i got a bit older, we hopped on a plane by ourselves to spend a week with our grandparents alone before our parents followed.  we would play solitaire at the kitchen with our nana and eat popcorn for dinner and have parties in the garage (that's what people in minnesota do).  when we were old enough we would borrow our nana's car and make the trek to the mall of america or take our younger cousins out to lunch to mcdonalds.  we'd visit our great grandma at the senior building where she lived and volunteer with her in the thrift shop and look at the plaque on the wall that showed how many volunteer hours she had amassed.  it was from these experiences i had with my grandparents and great-grandma that i developed my serving heart and guided me toward a job with seniors that has turned into a meaningful career.

here's what i wore to work last week.  i hope everyone in the states had a long and enjoyable fourth of july weekend!

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monday: j crew factory 3/4 blouse {exact} / j crew factory basketweave skirt in roz floral {exact} / adrienne vittadini 'kiley' flats {similar} / target round stone drops necklace {similar}
tuesday: old navy crochet lace tee {similar} / merona twill straight leg pants {similar} / jessica simpson 'oscar' heels {similar} / thrifted target stock necklace {similar}
wednesday: merona 3/4 sleeve tiered top {similar} / merona pleated collar tank {similar} / gap true straight piped pants {similar} / cl by chinese laundry 'nima' wedges {exact}
thursday: j crew factory floral eyelet top {similar} / old navy boyfriend skinny khakis {exact} / mossimo ona flats {exact} / octavia bloom 'bloom' necklace {exact}

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