“Back to School” a phrase that can include so many emotions of excitement, dread, newness, and stress.
On August 17th I will begin my senior year of college. It’s hard to believe but I think as far as school experience I’m considered an expert now.
That being said there are a few rituals I do to prepare me for the school year that I will pass on to you all. Enjoy, grasshoppers.
Plan(ner) Ahead: Day Designer
It’s hard to be a functioning person these days without being devoted to your planner.Between school, work, sorority, Young Life, and small group, things in life can easily slip through the cracks. I have also found that nothing is a priority if you don’t make it one. I am a very visual person so being able to write dates and to-do lists down give me a overall better idea of my day. Even spending time with Jesus is an appointment that I miss frequently if I am not intentional about scheduling it. I have tried many planners over the years or organize my crazy beautiful life and I have found that Day Designer works best for me. I love how it has a running schedule for every hour of the day (5am-9pm) with a coordinating to-do list (test run a page here). Along with additional boxes I use for my school assignments, people to pray for that day and sweet reminders as desired. Plus, look how pretty it is?!?! I receive so many compliments on its chic design which brings me to say “YES, it’s worth the price.”
August 26th Day Designer 2015 Planner designs are released
In addition to having a hearty planner, school supplies shouldn’t stop there. Remember in elementary school when you and your mom would take that yearly trip to Staples? I would thrive getting to pick out colored sticky notes, highlighters, anything that made something ordinary look cute and fun I was all about. This ritual would make me excited about school to use all my new things that brought a bit of happiness and sunshine to 7 hour school days. This year, don’t skip out on the small things that make a big difference, you’re worth it. My favorites are these pens and this notebook that has 5 folders and note space for my 5 classes (this year I got it in white so I can decorate with black sharpie).
In addition here are a few of my favorite links about school and my other necessities:
Wishing you all a great school start with strong coffee, short to-do lists and tons of encouragement!