planning the spring sea-mester

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Though I cannot in any way profess to be one of those talented planner folks who create works of art in tiny week-by-week boxes, I do get a lot of mileage out of my own organizational tools: after all, I’m a grad student, a TA, and a snail mail-er who enjoys carefully cataloguing every letter I send and receive.

I use a bullet-journal style notebook for to-do lists and keeping track of assignments, but I’m happy to have this larger planner to maintain a sense of the bigger picture.

(I’m typing sentences like that last one in an attempt to convince you that there are many logical reasons supporting my ownership of this planner, but let’s be real — I’m mostly in it for the mermaids.)

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Because my office already looks like it belongs to a seven-year-old who loves all mythical beings of the land and sea, I think this cover’s oft-repeated appeal for the mermaid lifestyle will fit right in.

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Anyone can copy and paste a mermaid and some generic platitudes into a design these days–but the damask-inspired sea creature pattern on the inside cover is rare and unusual. Look at that upside-down octopus!

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The stickers are…suitable, though I wish the marine life theme had inspired them as well. I can’t imagine any scenario in which I would feel the urge to put a “CHILLIN'” sticker in my planner, so I welcome any suggestions.

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To anyone else who’s returning to school (of any kind!) this semester–I wish you the best of luck! May all of your stationery supplies perfectly match your whimsical dreams (or not, if that’s more your style).

2 thoughts on “planning the spring sea-mester

  1. Danielle January 15, 2018 / 11:41 am

    How cute! A fun planner helps motivate my productivity too. Something to look forward to when setting up tasks.

  2. IdleEmma January 15, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Ooh, what a nice planner! It is perfectly you! And no, I don’t know what use a ‘chillin’ sticker is…I also don’t know what use pineapple stickers are, I’ve yet to think of the occasion where a pineapple is the most suitable sticker to use 😀

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