It’s about this time of year when I long for the days of back-to-school shopping. Even today my colleagues know they can always catch my attention with a new offering from the supply cabinet. (My senior superlative was “most likely to plan her life on post-it-notes.”) What I really miss is the fresh start every year and for some reason breaking out a new legal pad just doesn’t have the same effect. So every Fall I still indulge in a little back-to-school shopping and a few September resolutions (blog more!). Here are some back-to-school goodies for the student in all of us, all courtesy of my new favorite gift shop: Daytrip Society in Kennebunkport, Maine. My mother and I stopped in there last weekend and both found things we couldn’t live without. (Check out their site and you will notice several items previously featured in this blog.)
The One Line a Day Five Year Memory Book ($) is a very simple but awesome concept: there is a page for each day of the year and on that day each year you write one line about your day. It’s so much easier than keeping a journal and gives you the opportunity to reflect on the big and small changes that the same day each year represents.
Maybe a new bag is in order, like this one:
And of course, a few books are in order! If you know someone who used tests as exercises in creative writing, check out F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson ($):
Or for a great story about a couple that found a life full of adventure in the woods of Maine, check out We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich ($):