• Academia,  Lifestyle,  productivity,  Shopping Guides

    My Picks for Eco-Friendly Notebooks

    One of  my big goals for my life is to be more environmentally friendly. I’ve been thinking about the whole paper notes vs. iPad debate and others like it. For example, instead of going out and buying a Tesla or Prius, it’s actually better to keep the car you currently have provided it isn’t  a massive gas-guzzler like a Hummer (or some other mechanical abomination)! So, I’m keeping my 2003 Camry until the wheels fall off, and then, I’ll replace those wheels! Anyways, the iPad vs. Notebooks debate is sort of inconclusive. But what is clear is that if you’re using notebooks made with some fraction of PCW (Post Consumer…

  • Lifestyle,  mental health,  productivity

    My New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

    I have a number of New Year’s Resolutions. But who is really surprised by that? Literally, no one. It should be noted that these resolutions are in no particular order. I’m thinking of resolutions as I go along, so take that as you will.  One | Take My Meds Consistently  I am terrible about taking my medications every day, and obviously that’s really important. So I WILL get better about taking my meds! Two | Hike More Often I love being outside – hiking or walking, but I don’t do it enough. I recently went on a “hike” with some kids from my school to Halibut State Park in Gloucester,…

  • Academia,  Lifestyle,  productivity,  study tips

    How I Bullet Journal as a Student

    The Origin Story I use my bullet journal as a glorified collection of to do lists. I’ve used a planner to organize my homework since 6th grade. I’d write down what homework was assigned that day. I didn’t bother with due dates – everything was almost always due the next day. Long term projects and due dates went in the monthly calendar. I’ve kept this system, at least some variation of it, throughout all of middle school and high school.  When I was a mere freshman, I was suddenly faced with a lot more work. I actually didn’t have a ton of homework, but I had a lot of extracurriculars…