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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Presenting a Professional Image

There are times when I don't get much respect around here. Maybe it has something to do with my faded jeans and the shirt with stains on it I'm wearing. Dressing slovenly certainly does nothing for my personal image. And if I come off like I don't care, why should the kiddos care?

A couple of weeks ago, I gave away an old sweatshirt I had. Simple gray with the word Whatever embroidered across the front. I had come to realize that on days I wore that sweatshirt, even to do grubby stuff, I just didn't feel up to the job. I'm not saying that we are what we wear. But what we wear can affect how we perceive ourselves. And what we wear can affect how others perceive us.

My friend, Mrs. White, at The Legacy of Home is conducting a little experiment. It's very simple, just dress up really nice in the morning before you teach your kids. Snap a photo. Post it. Let us know how it goes.


  1. I always try to dress so that I can grab my wallet and immediately leave the house. It comes in handy for emergency situations.

  2. I agree. I like to pick up and go. I greatly appreciate pockets and can't figure out why clothing manufacturers give women wimpy pockets (or worse, no pockets)...where do they think we put our car keys?

  3. I enjoyed this post...after home schooling for 21 years I have really noticed that my dressing, or not, did make a difference. When my children ask me where I am going then I usually become aware that I haven't been dressing for my job...their teacher and mom. Although I haven't mastered this, I can say I can tell a difference. Thanks for the reminder.


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