Foolish Child #111: Back to School

Sarai wonders if Dickens is nervous about going "back to school." Dickens finds the phrase "Back to school" intimidating because it implies commitment, they prefer "learning new things" — their friend Sarai rolls their eyes, before humoring Dickens by saying "Good luck on your first day easing into new knowledge by taking some classes to learn some things." Dickens is in a blue jersey and Sarai is in a green hoodie. Both are against a pink background...

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. Same! Speaking of…anyone know of a good (paper) planner to keep track of schedules, assignments, etc?

    Or a way to turn my Gay Agenda dot notebook into that? All that open space is just intimidating.

    Please help!

    • There are a lot of good ones but I swear my Passion Planner has gotten me thru nursing school (so- lectures, labs, clinicals, uniforms and equipment, co-requirements, and before I was in the program it was 12 different prerequisite classes that all had their own way they needed to be completed) with young children during pandemic times when childcare is wildly unreliable, and when they need things like swim lessons and speech. I’m almost done. I really couldn’t have done it without spending time with my planner each week and slotting in all my tasks etc. I used erasable colored pens. I’m now using my Passion Planner to transition to post-graduation life to try to keep my eyes on why I wanted to be a nurse (flexible schedule, downtime, fun with my kids). 100% recommend it.

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