Prepping for the Spring Semester!

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Starting the spring semester is almost like restarting the whole school year! New classes, new work schedule, different break times during the day…it’s a time for readjusting!

One of my favorite things to do is buying some fresh notebooks and binders to prepare for me new classes. Organizing things is one of my favorite things to do. I’m naturally a very neat and organized person, so for me organizing my life is actually pretty stress relieving! I’m trying something a bit different this semester for myself. Instead of a tiny stack of pocket folders to hold all my paperwork, I’m going to try and use a binder to take my notes and hold all my papers. I always hand-write my notes, because I find that my computer can be more of a distraction than a help.

On a side note, I bought a Betta Fish for myself. I named him Merlin! I had a plant last semester, but it got too cold so it died off unfortunately… But I really enjoyed taking care of it, so I decided to take it up a notch and buy myself a real pet! My lease doesn’t allow any “real” pets (like a cat or dog), and plus I probably couldn’t afford one. So Merlin is perfect for me! He’s bright red so he’s really easy to find within his little fish bowl. His tank, food, and everything else cost barely $20.

I really hope to start off this semester on the right foot since the fall ended on a rough personal note. Academically this semester is going to be a challenging one. But hopefully I’ll have less distractions and really be able to buckle down and do well in my classes this semester!

Good Luck Hawkeyes!