The spring semester began yesterday at the strike of 12 and I am already ready to lose my mind. I know, I know, it sounds over-dramatic, but I can be because I want to complain.
My agenda is already over-filled with assignments, readings, and projects that need to be completed within the next 15 weeks, and can we just talk about how I have already spent $300 on books…not including the 4 books that are in my “save for later” pile on Amazon. It is always overwhelming when you go to deposit money at the bank and then not even 3 hours later, blow most of it on grown-up expenses
*surprise you have money!! oh, just kidding, no you don’t*
After my day at school, I had to run to Target [shocker] to pick up a couple of binders and a new pen/pencil pouch, considering my orange highlighter decided to explode all over my now-old one. When I was there, of course I had to take a look around the little dollar section, like I always do. I wasn’t going to look at anything but the 4 binders that I needed, because I was in a terrible mood and just wanted to go home and lay in bed and start my homework, but I am glad I did.
For $1, I found this little wooden inspirational sign that reads “THINK GOOD THOUGHTS” [pictured in this post] and, holy cow, did I need this today more than ever. I have been so overwhelmed with basically everything lately, mostly because the next 6 or so months will bring about some big changes. I went right home and placed it on my little cube dresser for me to see everyday, both when I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night.
Already, this little motivator has reminded me of all the good that did happen today. I was able to turn in a voucher to get the tuition for one of my classes completely covered, I applied [and am continuing to apply] to new jobs, an older man at the bank told me I had pretty eyes, and my coffee this morning was made with the perfect amount of cream and sugar.
No matter how crappy things look in that moment, there will always be something positive to remember to put your mind at ease. It is just your job [or a mini-dollar-section-inspirational sign’s] job to remind you of that. xoxo.