Following up on last week’s theme of my story with last minute college packing essentials, I really got to thinking about some of the small things that I’m glad I did have with me (or had sent to me) when I got to college. I think we all wish we could bring everything with us, especially freshman year. I know how scary it is, not knowing how you’ll feel, what you’ll truly need or want. Once you get into your groove, you’ll realize you may not need half the stuff you thought. There are so many things I didn’t use and don’t need now. I even realized I didn’t need them once I got home too. You can live pretty minimally when you have to and sometimes that’s much easier!
A few of the items I’m glad I did have were actually things I hadn’t used previously while I was living at home. One of which was a major life savor and thanks to good old mom, had packed in one of the many boxes for me. Other things I knew I’d need and would have to replenish throughout the year. So here are some things you already know to have and some you may not, but you’ll greatly appreciate!
Envelopes and Stamps – It’s great to know you can send someone a letter. You may think an email or text would be easier, but no, there is nothing better than taking care of long distance relationships with a physical letter you wrote. It means so much more and it’s actually a lot of fun to do! (I had never sent a letter myself before this. Maybe because it didn’t require me to drive to a post office, but just walk to the mail room and drop it in a box!)Read More