I'm just like you. I was a college student who was overwhelmed by everything that had to be managed from class schedules, to the hundreds of exams and projects you get assigned, to figuring out how to balance work with school while also managing your social life. It was a lot and really overwhelming.
I quickly learned that the key to being successful in college was being organized and the easiest way to being organized was using a daily planner.
The By Sophia Lee team is made up of 4 college students and 2 recent college graduates. We know exactly what a planner needs so that it is perfect for college students. We wanted it to look insanely cute while also being insanely practical.
Whether you're buying this for yourself or giving it as a graduation/college present, I know that this is the hands-down best planner you can buy for college because it's EXACTLY what I dreamed of having when I was a student.
If you like to be organized, you're going to understand why we made this planner exactly like we did.
I'm going to tell you everything that this planner offers you from the big obvious things to the small things that will make a huge difference in your week.
**PS: I am not in college anymore and I've been using it every.single.day. and LOVE it. While it does have college specific pages, it is really just a dang good planner that anyone could use.
Before I go in detail about everything that's offered, here's a little peek:
THE BEST COLLEGE PLANNER:
I'm breaking this college planner down and showing why this planner is the best of the best. You're going to be obsessed.
EVERY SINGLE WEEK GET'S THESE PAGES...
WEEKLY OVERVIEW PAGE:
I'm the type of person that needs a single page for each day BUT I love to have a weekly overview where I can plan out my week on one page.
Because of that, we have included this weekly overview page before the start of each week.
We have the left side that includes a section with all the days so you can plan out meals, doctor appointments, or any big project you have. There is also a place where you can keep track of all the groceries you need to buy that week.
On the right side, we have multiple sections. A place to write down your top 3 priorities, important to-do's, due dates, habit tracker, and a spot for random notes.
It's the perfect page for you to sit down on a Sunday night or Monday morning and make sure you are as prepared as possible for this week.
(M, T, W, TH, F pages all look the same)
THE DAILY PAGE:
The most important page of them all...the daily page. It is GOOD.
From the BSL team advice and requests from you, we have created the ultimate daily page.
I was so specific about this so let me break it down...
I am a huge time-blocker and it's what got me through college but, I know not everyone is. I wanted to make sure that this planner would be perfect for someone who loves time-blocking and also someone who would rather just keep a to-do list.
For you time-blockers, this hourly schedule goes from 5:00am all the way to midnight (!!!!). That is something I searched and searched for in a planner and could never find it.
For you to-do listers, we made sure that there was PLENTY of space for you to write down every.single.thing. There's also boxes that you can check off so you know that it is done.
And then, of course, we have the notes section. This is for anything extra that you need to add.
THE WEEKEND PAGE:
We can't forget the weekend page. The weekend page is a condensed version of the weekly page but it still has everything you will need. From a section to go over your weekly gratitude to a large space for your to-do's, it has it all.
EVERY SINGLE MONTH GET'S THESE PAGES...
The monthly calendar allows you to plan out your entire month for birthdays, bigger appointments, exams, etc. One thing that I specifically wanted was the boxes to be lined because it keeps my handwriting SO much cleaner.
MONTHLY GOAL PAGES:
Two whole pages all about setting goals for yourself for that specific month. I feel like this one is pretty self explanatory but these pages work no matter what type of goal you are setting.
MONTHLY BUDGET ORGANIZER:
I loveee this one!! This is the exact budgeting sheet I used throughout college so I am very excited that you get to use it in this planner. Whether you're getting help paying for college or paying for it on your own, it is crucial that you stick to a budget because life gets EXPENSIVE.
These budget sheets are game-changing and are included in every month section.
THE COLLEGE SPECIFIC PAGES...
This bookmark allows you to easily move it to whatever spot you are in your planner. It's one of my favorite things about the planner!
There are multiple sheets like this designed so that you can write all the important dates from your syllabus down and be able to reference it for the rest of the semester.
LONG TERM COURSE PLANNING:
This SAVED me when I was in college. To graduate on time, you need to take certain classes. I used this sheet throughout all four years religiously to write out and make sure that I had each required class planned so that I would be able to graduate on time. This is the BEST!
Block off all your classes so you know the open parts of your day that you can work, do homework, or hang out with your friends.
It's also nice to be able to write down all your classes and know the exact location (especially at the beginning of the semester).
This allows you to get all your project ideas in one place. I also love this page because whenever I'd be bored in class, I'd use my planner to start jotting down projects I have due in other classes. This allows me to get organized with the teacher thinking that I am just writing in my planner ;).
And the best part...it's CUTE!
We didn't want to make this look like a tacky planner. We wanted it to be something that we actually liked and would want to carry around.
From the gold to the neutral details, the planner is PERFECT.
I can't wait for you to get your hands on it and see how much it will change your life.