Today was the first day of my second semester as a graduate student. Surprisingly, it was also the first day of school that I’ve actually been present on. In the past, it seemed like it was always something that came up that would prevent me from being present on the first day of class. Other times, it was just because I lacked the motivation to return after a break. I must say, it felt good to finally be able to want to go and to be present.


Even with all the rain, I made it. I can’t say the same for the rest of my classmates because in both of my classes scheduled today, the room was scarce. Nevertheless, the lesson went on as planned and I enjoyed meeting my classmates and my instructors with whom I’ll be sharing my life with for the next 4 months.


Unfortunately, I was unable to capture a cute picture of my outfit because of the nasty weather, so I hope just the top, along with my tamed mane, will do. I actually couldn’t wait to pull out this recent thrifted Kenneth Cole sweater. It’s so soft and comfortable and I love the color. Also, my new specs came in. Ray Bans. Like?

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  1. HerReality

    January 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Congrats on your second semester at grad school! Whoop whoop!! And OMG on your look for the day. I adore your sweater and the glasses are dope!! I love Ray Bans… one day I will own a pair LOL. You look great my dear!

  2. Martina

    January 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Congrats on Grad School! If only I had enough courage to go back to school…. I really need to figure out what I want to do first and then maybe I would be motivated enough to go…. I pray you have much success in all things:)


    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Whatever you decide, I’m sure you’ll do great. (:

  3. DaenelT

    January 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Yay for the first day!

    I used to love it, both as a student and a teacher because it was so full of possibilities.

    The sweater and the glasses are cute.
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    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      And now, I get to enjoy the best of both worlds! (:

  4. Vaneice

    January 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Ugh, you make me wanna go back to school!! Happy first day and happy Monday!
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  5. C.D. Beatrice Clay

    January 15, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Aaaaah grad school the good ‘ole days. I had a love hate relationship with grad school…I loved the intellectual community + coffee shop study sessions but I hated being grad school poor (you know just enough but not really). LOL. It was all worth it though. You’ll see. Congrats on doing so well, a 3.5 is pretty darn AWESOME even more so with 2 kiddos in tow. Y’all are in my prayers. **hugs and hi5s**

    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Ha! Yes. I hate being grad school poor as well. LOL! But, I’m making sure that there won’t be too much of a struggle by picking up all the assistantships and grant work that I can.


  6. Kim

    January 15, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Love the new glasses–super cute! And even just the top of the outfit + hair looks very pulled together and polished :-)
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  7. Blessing

    January 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Congrats! You can do this. I will be praying for you. I am skipping this semester as I have so much going on. Argh!
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    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure when you return, you’ll be a force to be reckoned with! (:

  8. Christine

    January 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    The first day of school is so much fun!! I’m a teacher and a graduate student as well, and it’s great to start fresh and wear a fun outfit, too. I really like your sweater and glasses. Very stylish! =] Hope you have a great semester! I’m on my last semester, working on my thesis. Gulp!
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    1. Rae

      January 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      The best of both worlds! Good luck with your studies this semester. (:

  9. Faye

    January 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Congrats on making it back on the first day! I am feeling the glasses – they look really nice on you!
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  10. Regena

    January 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Congrats on all your wonderful accomplishments, I hope your semester is a GREAT one!

  11. Tamara

    January 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Aww you look great girl; go head on with your motivated self. I love the new specs. I seriously need some. Duct tape and hot glue can’t save mine any longer. But that 250$ price tag is killin’ me. Good luck and blessings this semester!
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  12. Sheena

    January 17, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Congrats on your 2nd semester of grad school – and for being present on the 1st day! I want to snuggle up in your sweater and swipe the Ray Bans, too cute. Rock this semester!
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