THE DREAM BACKPACK + 5 “TIPS” FOR A LIGHTER SCHOOL BAG

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Hello again!

I got my new school backpack a couple of days ago and I got really excited about. Sadly, when I tried to put my school things in my bag, I got a little bit disappointed. My new backpack was still to small. The things I had in my backpack were:

  • My school laptop
  • Textbooks + novels
  • Notebooks
  • A calculator
  • Pencil case
  • A little emergency bag
  • My wallet
  • A folder for loose papers
  • My planner

 

The option to buy a new and bigger was out of question. The only thing I had to do was to start “cleansing” my bag. A moment later, I finally reduced the content of school stuff in my bag.

5 small tips for a lighter bag:

  1. Leave the textbooks you don’t need at home. Well, this is an obvious solution but I have noticed that in every class, there has to be THOSE classmates who has to carry ALL their books in their enormous bags. It’s impressive how they manage to carry all of their big package throughout the long school days, but it’s not really nice towards your back. If you have many subjects during the day, you can split the books and leave some in your locker. You can later change your books during the long breaks. You can also take pictures of the pages you need to read instead of bringing your books home, or copy and print those pages to put in your folder. It is way more practical if you don’t have to read many pages.
  2. Consider writing your notes on your computer or put together your subjects in one notebooks. You are going to read many subjects during school time and the notebooks will take up a lot of space in your bag. A good tip is to put almost similar subjects in one notebook, example maths and physics in one, chemistry and biology in one another etc. There are also notebooks for multiple subjects. Or, you could just write down all of your notes on your computer, but I think it is easier to focus in class if you write by hand.
  3. Bring a lighter wallet. 
  4. Choose the “right” planner. Choose a model that doesn’t take up all the spaces and which suits you best. Or, you could skip the calendar and write up everything on your computer or your phone.
  5. Clean out your bag often.

 

MY SCHOOL WARDROBE

School is just around the corner. It means the time to plan has come. Today I set up my school wardrobe for my upcoming semester. It is really hard for me to choose what to wear to school, I almost freak out everytime I stand in front of my closet. That is why I decided to try the concept of “the capsule wardrobe”. A good thing with capsule wardrobes is that they include versatile clothing pieces, which is  I looked for inspiration on Pinterest, it’s a really great place to look after ideas. The only downside is that you can’t get away from Pinterest. However, I found many beautiful capsules. Some of them had only black and white basics, other had colorful clothes. They were all interesting and each had a touch of personality. I am more of the colorful girl, but this time I decided to tone it down a little bit for this school year. Here’s my capsule wardrobe:

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6 tops
A white blouse
A navy plaid shirt
A yellow shirt
A navy shirt
A red knitted sweater
A white knitted sweater

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4 bottoms
A pair of black leggings
A pair of navy blue jeans
A pair of light blue jeans
A black skirt

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5 dresses
A red dress
A navy blue dungaree dress
A black “dungaree” dress (do you call dungaree dress?)
A navy blue shirt dress
A striped dress

Right now, there are 15 clothing pieces in my school capsule wardrobe. During the school year, I will probably add more in it, but for now this amount of clothing pieces are more than perfect to me. And then we will have to add shoes, accessories and more but let’s take it another time. Hope you will all have a nice day! See you next time!

SONGS FOR RAINY SUMMER DAYS

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The summer rain is pouring down, creating a harmonic moment for everyone here in Lund, Sweden. I just took a rest from my piano practice and am now reading while listening to the sound of the rain and reflecting over my life. This year, the summer weather hasn’t brought so much sun to us, but I got no problem with the rain anyway, it almost feels like autumn and summer at the same time, which is pretty cozy. Our garden is in full bloom and it’s sparkling in all the colors of the rainbow, which is amazing looking. I would love to go for a walk, but I can’t find my umbrella, so maybe some other time. By the way, here are some songs I love and find beautiful for rainy days!

“Rainy Days and Mondays” – The Carpenters

“Rhythm of the Rain” – The Cascades

“Singing in the Rain” – Gene Kelly

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” – Burt Bacharach

“Moon River” – Henry Mancini

“Rain and Tears” – Aphrodite’s Child

“Kiss the Rain”Yiruma

“Spring Rain”Yiruma

“Dream a little dream of me”Mama Cass

SEVENTY-EIGHTS

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Hello everyone! I can’t believe the summer break will soon reach an end. Everything has gone too fast and it feels like the summer has just begun. It has been pretty short to me since I have been working the first half of the summer. Today I will be helping my parents with some gardening projects in our garden.
By the way, I find this dress really funny since the number 78 was also the birth year of my mother. I usually don’t like clothes with printed motifs but this one was actually really nice.
Have a wonderful day!

INSPIRATIONAL BRONTË QUOTES

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“Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“I am no bird: and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“God did not give me my life to throw away.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“But he, that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”

– Anne Brontë

 

“Your will shall decide your destiny.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

 

BUMBLEBEE: YELLOW SHIRT AND DUNGAREE DRESS

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Wow, är riktigt “strålande” på att vara fotogenisk… Det har regnat i flera dagar och börjar sakna den varma sommarsolen. Men men, har tittat på serier och gjort läxor så har ändå balanserat mellan produktivitet och “prokrastinering”. Här är två halvbra bilder på “dagens klädsel”. Påminner mig lite om biets färg, hehe. Ha en trevlig dag!

Hello again! It’s been raining a few days now and the weather does not seem to look better. I’ve been watching series and doing homeworks so I’ve been trying to balance between productivity and procrastination. Here are two half good pictures of me trying to strike a pose. The colors of these clothes reminds me a little bit about the colors of the bees, hehe. Have a nice day everyone!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because of those who love with their heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”

– Rumi

Det här citatet fick mig att tänka väldigt mycket på min farfar, som gick bort för mer än fyra år sedan. Jag saknar honom varje dag och det gör alltid lika ont att tänka på honom. De senaste dagarna har jag försökt finna tröst i min religion (jag är katolik) och det känns faktiskt lite bättre. Jag kan känna kärlek till Gud och mindre själviskhet inom mig själv.

This quote made me think about my grandfather, who passed away a few years ago. I miss him every day and thinking about him makes me very sad. The last few days I’ve been seeking for comfort in my faith (I’m catholic) and it feels a little bit better. I can feel my love for our Father and I also feel less selfish and more compassion for our surroundings. My grandfather and my faith have helped me think better over what I want to do with my life. I want to help the world become a better place.