“I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”–You’ve Got Mail
I have seen the movie You’ve Got Mail more times than I can even begin to count. I can probably quote most of the movie from beginning to end with my eyes closed and one arm behind my back. If you haven’t seen it and you love chick-flicks and Tom Hanks, drop everything you are doing and go watch it right now.
This particular quote is one of my favorites. They are talking about New York in the fall, and how it makes them want to buy school supplies. I don’t know about New York (never been there), but every fall I also have the urge to buy school supplies. Something about the way the air turns crisp and the days grow shorter makes me yearn for school days of years gone buy.
I was reminded of this quote and these feelings a couple of days ago as I bought a brand new planner. (There is something special about a new, unmarked planner. The pages are blank, awaiting assignments and projects yet to come. Who know what the academic year might bring!) For the first time in 5 years, I get to buy school supplies for myself! I am going back to school (online) to finish my degree…I am really going to do it this time. As I was standing in the aisle perusing the different shapes and sizes of planners, I was determined to pick just the right one. It had to feel just right. I got a good one! It has a soft cover, so it can easily be folded over to write on either side, there is plenty of room to write for each day (my handwriting tends to run large, so this is a must), AND, the best part, it has inspirational quotes on every other page. This planner is the foundation of what will be a successful semester, and a successful school year, I can just feel it.