Monday, August 13, 2018

My Back-to-Writing Supply List

It was back-to-school for us last week. My daughter is in 7th grade, and in our school system that means it’s also her first year of middle school. She’s been so excited to start this new phase of her life.

And back to school for her means back to writing for me!

Don’t get me wrong—I love spending the summer with her. I embrace the whole ‘18 summers’ motto. But I also crave consistency and organization.

I did do some writing over the summer, more than I’ve been able to accomplish in the past thanks to my daughter’s long list of activities, but not on a consistent basis.

I will say that there’s one thing my daughter gets in her back-to-school ritual that I’m jealous of—supplies!

I think I have a bit of an addition to office supplies. I did break down and buy myself some new pens.

Although, one could argue that I already have enough pens and pencils...

I did refrain from buying a new journal. Like pens, I already have a lot of (unused) journals and they take up a lot more space than pens.

It was hard to resist though. They are so pretty.

If I could distribute a back-to-writing supply list, here’s what I’d put on it:

- Pens: Preferably the fine tip gel pens in pretty designs and multiple ink colors.
- Journals: Lined, inspiring, colorful
- Chocolate: Whatever format. All chocolate is good.
- New laptop: Yeah, the one I have works fine. But it’s big and difficult to write on the go.
- Wine: Preferably in the blush variety.
- Kleenex: My books even make me cry.
- Distraction Zapper: Okay, so I don’t think this exists, but if someone could invent it that’d be great.
- iTunes Gift Card: It’s always good to have some new music to write to.
- Ream of Paper: Need to prep for printing out that draft.
- Toner Cartridge: Might as well throw this in if I’m asking for stuff.
- Glue Sticks: I’m not sure why I’d need these, but every teacher seems to need an industrial-sized pack so I figure I should have some too.

What would be on your back-to-writing supply list?

~ Carrie


Brenda St John Brown said...

I need this distraction zapper thing. Stat!!

Kimberly G. Giarratano said...

So, I buy 10cent one-subject notebooks from Shoprite and store them. That's where I put all my notes for a book. And I love those gel pens. I buy lots of those. Other than that, I'm pretty low maintenance.

Karissa Laurel said...

Those would all be on my list too!

Carrie Beckort said...

If I find one, I'll order two! :D

Carrie Beckort said...

I wish I could be logical and get the inexpensive notebooks, but I've always had a thing for the decorated ones. Maybe it's because I was never able to have them as a kid.

Carrie Beckort said...

Since I doubt anyone is going to buy this stuff for us, we can shop together :)

Cheryl Oreglia said...

I love this so much! I’m literally going back to school because I teach, I’ll miss the time for writing that summers provides, but I also crave structure, so on some level I’ll be more productive. I go crazy buying school supplies for my students!

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