Hair in a Bun Friday: When that Bun is BARELY Hanging On

Hi all! This is Ang here with this week’s edition of Hair in a Bun Friday. Ed is still under the weather and any positive vibes, prayers and love sent out to him are appreciated!

On this Friday, even my bun is barely hanging in there. For most people who work in education or for our sisters who may still currently be pursuing their education, this time of year is exhausting (to say the least) and it has taken us so much energy to get to this point.

I know for my fellow educators at the secondary level, we are busy with finals, grades and students pleading their case at the last minute. For my friends at the primary love (God bless you, seriously. It takes a very special person to work in that capacity!), I know you are busy with holiday pageants, parties, crafts and other last minute details before the winter break.

For those who may still be on the hustle for their education, I remember those days leading up to finals, cramming for tests and frantically typing papers.

But, we made it here! This Friday is typically the last day for most, before we get a very well-deserved break.

I am heading off for my last day of work, before settling in to two blissful weeks off! I have two dishes prepared for different potlucks, I have last minute business to wrap up and kids to check in with before the break. I really hope my bun can hang in there for one more day and then, I am shaking my hair out and metaphorically letting it all go for the next two weeks.

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We want to hear from you! Please comment and let us know what is putting your hair in a bun this Friday?

In love & sisterhood,

~Ang

Hair In A Bun Day Friday! The Premiere

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” Brene Brown

Hair In A Bun Day Friday is a day when every female laborer, professional, CEO, millionaire or billionaire can tie up her hair in a loosely fitted bun – held together with only a pencil – so that she may finish the work week with whatever energy she has left.

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While I was working a full time job and attending graduate school at night, I had a friend by the name of Adriane who was doing the same.  Even though she had a crazy schedule, she always came to work fresh and crisp first thing in the morning.  By Friday, it was a different story.  Instead of her usual platforms and cute purses, she’d come with a pair of jeans, tennis shoes, polo shirt, no make-up and her hair tied up in a loosely fitted bun.  It was as if all her energy for the week had been spent and all she could manage was to roll out of bed, put on some clothes and rush to work.

Every Friday I feel like Adriane.  As a teacher, I spend the week giving, asking and taking – sometimes it’s all too much.  When the work week is over, I get in my car, undo my faux bun and drive away.  As I’m driving, I have one hand on the steering wheel, while the other holds up my imaginary long hair that allows the cool breeze to sweep my neck.  This very simple act helps me to process the week’s stress filled events.

Here’s a selfie I sent to my sister Angelina; she responded by saying, “take a moment.”

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…and I did.

Love and peace to all my hair in a bun sisters.

We want to hear from all of our sisters! We all want to stay positive and be supportive, but let’s face it, sometimes we need to vent. Tell us what contributed to your hair being in a bun this Friday?