Can you believe it’s already (basically) the middle of August? I’m heading off to Florida in a short few days for a much-needed vacation before heading off to school once again.
That’s why August has always been bittersweet for me. It’s typically some of the hottest, most beautiful days of the year weather-wise, and we typically head down South for even more sunshine. But looming at the end of this glorious month is the not-so-glorious school. And classes. And homework. And tests. And the inevitable hours spent crying over stress and assignments and lack of sleep.
But the silver lining of the mess that is college – at least for me – is getting new school supplies. There’s nothing that lifts my spirit quite like new notebooks, planners, pens and backpacks.
I’m actually kind of a nerd and collect notebooks/journals. That’s how much I love them.
Here are some of my favorites out there right now that are fashionable and functional. Most of this is Kate Spade because, let’s face it, I’m in love with everything they make. My favorite tote and tumbler are the Newspaper Print ones. I adore their leather notebooks and journals. Even their pencils are perfect. Sigh.
My number one tip for staying organized in college? Buy a planner. Write everything down in it – literally everything. That way, you won’t forget when your paper is due, when your credit card bill is due, when Spring Break is, etc. They are lifesavers.
When do you head back to school? Let me know!
Thanks for reading!