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“I like your style, Ms. K”

A student said this to me today, only after she had stared at me long and hard for a few minutes. I think she was trying to decide if she really liked it or if she was just being courteous.

When I first became a teacher, I decided I wanted to be the Ms. Frizzle of education. I even bought my very own Ms. Frizzle dress. It’s flowery print and has a big skirt. I bought it because it has deep teacher-friendly pockets.

Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t go out and frizzle-rize my wardrobe; I simply added more school-appropriate piece. I still wear most of my college wardrobe. The only difference between then and now is that I paired up my college clothes with some for crisp and professional pieces. I went and bought some button-down shirts, some slacks, some cardigans, and comfortable heels, but for the most part, my wardrobe remained the same.

I may be a teacher, but that doesn’t mean I have to look like one. Yes, I want to be professional but I don’t want to compromise my style. I still wear red lipstick like I love to do. At first I was afraid I would scare the kids. I was right, at first they were shocked at my bright lip color, but then they got used to it. They got used to my colorful dresses, my skinny belts on top of cardigans, and my ever-changing hairstyle changes.

Some days I have big hits and other days the kids whisper in the hallway that my hair makes me look like King Tut, the young Egyptian pharaoh. That’s ok. They’re just jealous that they have to stay in the same old dusty uniform all year and I get to change my look every day :D. But on the cool, there was a time last year that I considered adopting a signature uniform like Janelle Monae had done.

But then I’d have to give up some versatility…I don’t think I’m ready for that yet. 

Allow me to introduce myself…

Hello there, loves!

Hi I’m Timi, “Timister,” “Naturale Chronicles,” AKA “Ms. Komo” if ya nasty.

I have been a blogger for a few years now. I took a little break last year but this new year, I’m coming back to writing and blogging like I used to.

Check out my older stuff:

Know Thyself” – college blog

Timister” tumblr – interests and hobbies

Longhorn Confidential– UT blogger project

At little bit about myself:

  • I am a recovering red lipstick addict. Check out my lipstick montage
  • I am an avid do-it-yourselfer. If I really like something, I will figure out how to recreate it.
  • I like thrifting
  • I lurveee singing
  • I’m really into interior design
  • I like changing things
  • I love laughing and making people laugh
  • I was an awkward black girl before it was cool
  • I’m a Christian

My life has been undergoing some changes lately. I just graduated last year and got a new job. I’m a newbie teacher (first year). Things just got a little more interesting…I think it’s the perfect time to start blogging again :)

As I blog, I hope you’ll laugh, cry
, and muse with me. But most of all, I wish for your support as I venture into the land of The Grown-ups. Let’s see if I can fool them into thinking I’m one of them. ;)


With enduring optimism for the future,

NaturaleChronicles (NC)