Intro to Fashion : Junior Reading List
Friday is always fabulous because it is the last day of the week, and yet the beginning of the weekend. I always look forward to sleeping in on the weekend! Oh but to juggle it all! Yes, life is busy here, at Lady Warfield's Brooklyn Hideaway. Just so busy busy busy!
I'm in the midst of prepping for a job that will come up in the spring! While I'm still very sad about the loss of a fabulous job that came my way then mysteriously evaporated, I'm very excited about this new adventure. I will be teaching Intro to Fashion to 4th and 5th graders at our local elementary school. The challenge for me is to make sure I have the content targeted for their age... not mine! LOL. But I plan on having guest speakers as well, which will really be fun for them, as well as excitting projects, and lots of talks on fashion, trends and style. Really, I want to help them understand the most important thing is to be just yourself, and be comfortable with yourself to experiment and have fun with fashion, despite trends, etc... And for the girls who think fashion even in their sleep, I'll be talking about the career opportunities there are in the big old fashion world. (this is where the guest speakers come in)
Florence & Dea, my teacher assistants
What else have I been up to this week? It's the second week of the Writers Winter Workshop that I signed up for. Yes, it's a writing class, and we are focusing on the Memoir. I wanted to join forces with other writers, and benefit from the experience of the writer who is teaching the class, Lizzie Simon. So far, so good. It's all for the effort of completing my book.
The writer, Noel Streatfield, at her desk...
Finally, I'm preparing for my Detox. Yes, everyone seems to pull out a good detox this time of year. I was smart and waited a month after the holidays were over, so I could give myself some recovery time from those dreadful binges.
I'm doing the "Clean Program" by Junger. I discovered it through my friend Heather, who was doing it in December, and just lit up the room with her glow. But I hate reading those books.. I have such ADD when it comes to the subject matter. So as a trade, she's helping me get started, and I'm helping her start up a blog for her photography project.
The reason I'm doing the detox is not all together for weight loss, but I'd be lying if I said I would be unhappy if I lost some tire fat. The main reasons to do this detox is to gain energy, rid the body of gassy toxins that get stuck in the belly, and help reset ones digestive system. I'm hoping it might even help reduce the inflammation that is causing my chronic back pain.
As a complete coincidence, I saw that Gala Darling is also doing it, and is in fact half way through the 21 day program. She has some amazing advice and shares her experience on her blog.
"I have a shake for breakfast & a shake for dinner. They’re made up of three different supplements: Move (which is mostly fibre), Nourish (proteins, minerals & vitamins) &Cleangreens (spirulina, chlorella, Icelandic kelp, dulse, probiotics & about a million different other things!). I usually add them to smoothies from The Juice Press (best best best juice bar in New York City). The shakes are surprisingly filling. You’re not supposed to eat anything after your shake for dinner, so you give your body plenty of time for detoxification while you sleep. The first few nights, I found it really hard not to snack during this time, & I would clench the bed-covers with a gnarly fist & growl at my boyfriend, “Talk to me about food!!!!!!” However, those feelings quickly subsided & now I am 100% disinterested in heading for the fridge after my shake. Progress! "- read more wit and wisdom at gala darling
I'm looking forward to the feeling of clarity and energy that lets you not only start projects, but finish them! At the moment, Heather is giving me some lovely green drinks in the AM, preparing me for the event which I'm starting Tuesday. My package of supplements should arrive today (weather permitting). My main worries, even more than no alcohol, is the no coffee rule. Ugh. But, it's only 21 days... and after, I might just drink less.
I'll try and give updates along the way, but don't expect much the first 3 days... in fact, stay far far away from me. Grrrrrr.
The book, for those who want to read about it first. Which, btw, is highly recommended.