A Professor and Grad Student Back to School Wishlist

The 2 week countdown is on over here for going back to college. I still get the new school year jitters and starting over at a new university has me feeling them big time this year! So, to distract myself, here is my back to school list for professors and grad students:

A new backpack:

I was using a tote bag for a while but my shoulders just can’t take it. Plus, I’m currently helping a friend look for a new backpack that is professor appropriate. Here are the links we’ve shared so far (1/2/3/4). They all fit a 13″ laptop. Option 3 is waterproof!

Office plants and art:

Now that I have an office (!!!) I am thinking online ordering some plants and art directly to it. Picking office art is trickier than I thought. Which would you pick? (1/2/3). I’ve wanted some Arielle Vey prints for a long time so I think this is my opportunity.

Pens and planners:

I mean, duh. I’m restocking my favorite Muji pens for the year. I’m also considering a RocketBook (it syncs to your computer and turns your writing into searchable text!). In terms of planners, I use my phone to make sure I always know where to be, but I did just get a wall calendar so I can see the big picture at home all the time.

Lunch accessories:

I vacillate between pretty-good-at-packing-lunch and oh-my-god-end-of-the-semester-all-bets-are-off. But these bento boxes are inspiring me to just keep some easy, already prepped snacks on hand for those crazier times. My other favorite easiest lunch? Those microwavable curry packs (make some rice at the beginning of the week and you’re good).

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