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I went to Daiso today to buy one thing and ended up walking out with a wall organiser and storage for my pens and markers. Not gonna lie… I’m pretty chuffed about this! I’ve been holding off creating a new workspace for myself and looking on Pinterest for ideas really didn’t help. Going out and finding things to make is a lot better! Felt good to get my thrift/DIY on.

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I hope my writing wasn’t too hard to read (I promise, it is neater on papers). So I finally got the chance to put together a list of supplies I use for my bullet journal as requested by whatthehallbob! If anyone has further questions about bullet journals, please don’t hesitate to ask! :)

[NOTEBOOK]

[PENS]

[HIGHLIGHTERS]

[WASHI TAPES]

[STICKERS]

[STICKY NOTES]

Just a quick reminder that all you really need for a bullet journal is a pen and a notebook. Don’t feel pressured to spend money on popular brands, decorative tapes, or colorful pens because the most important thing is creating a system that works for you. The bullet journal can’t help you no matter how beautiful it looks if you spend most of your time decorating it instead of working on the tasks written in it. However, if you believe that decorating and color-coding your bullet journal will improve your system and your overall experience (I personally find it fun and relaxing), then you should absolutely go for it! :)

ADVICE FOR COLLEGE

CLASSES

  • don’t sign up for morning classes. allow yourself time to wake up, go get breakfast, and not be in a rush.
  • don’t take classes that end later than 5 or 6 so you have enough down time and study time in the evening, without having to overlap with dinner.
  • go to seminars on interesting topics that don’t necessarily relate to your major.
  • don’t take back-to-back classes. allow yourself to grab a snack or rest. you might also have to cross campus and not give yourself enough time otherwise.
  • check out ratemyprofessors.com before enrolling in a class.
  • take every extra credit opportunity.

HEALTH

  • pour your own drink.
  • don’t mix liquors.
  • drink as much water as you do alcohol.
  • don’t hesitate to call 911.
  • if you’re hungover, drink water, and eat bananas and saltines
  • stay active.

SOCIAL

  • nobody else has friends the first couple weeks either. you’re not alone.
  • leave your dorm door open when you’re in there and don’t mind distractions.
  • go to as many events as possible.
  • decorate your dorm with your roommate as an easy bonding experience.

LIVING

  • make dorm rules with your roommate to set some basic boundaries in the first couple weeks of school.
  • empty your trash regularly.
  • keep a surplus of a quick snack, like cereal or granola bars, for when you’re running late or not hungry enough for the cafeteria.
  • bed bath & beyond, as well as daiso (or find a store), have good and relatively cheap dorm supplies. 
  • save receipts for everything you purchase. figure out how much you spend per week on the bare necessities, and set a weekly budget slightly above that.
  • plan on spending an extra $100 on things you forgot for your dorm.
  • here’s a list of what you should pack.

MISC

  • check your student email very regularly. your class might get cancelled, or a free event might be held.
  • take advantage of free services.
  • don’t take your paid services for granted, either. do your homework and don’t sleep in class.
  • explore your school’s website for interesting or useful information.

Doing Week 1′s readings for Peds ft. pens from muji, highlighters from Daiso, and stabilo pens. I love using a lot of color coding, because when I stare at it for long enough or go over it multiple times, the color gets engraved into my mind. It’s so helpful, especially when I need to recall a certain information during an exam. Also, I love making flashcards while using a loose leaf binder ring to hold it together; it makes it very portable. I find that I can bring it everywhere with me. I could be standing in line for something and then boom, I can take out my flashcards and start reviewing. Clinicals start on Monday and Wednesday; I’m so excited for OB and Peds! whee! Anyways, happy studying to us all!

-Nic