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academic planners

A student's life is anything but boring. Between classes, work, organizations, side hustles, dinner dates, Bachelor watch parties, and endless all-nighters, the days go by in a blur. We often forget to take a step back to appreciate the little things, the spontaneous moments, and the lessons learned.

The Gem & Bara academic planner is a journal at its core. It offers a unique blend of organization, reflection, and a strong understanding of a student's day to day. Our goal is to empower you to pursue your passions, to help you reach beyond your comfort zone, and to lead you to new adventures.

what's inside

Daily Layout (Hour by Hour)

Monthly Reflection

Office Hours

Bill Tracking



Quote Bank

how it all began

By the end of a particularly overwhelming college semester, my to-do lists had become a source of stress. I desperately turned to self reflection in an effort to re-prioritize my life. My perspective quickly shifted as I realized that everything on my to-do lists, from every Sunday morning coffee date to every late night in the library, were beautiful moments of learning, loving, and living.

I began to embrace this “busy-ness” with open arms, however I couldn’t find the right tool to keep me organized. And… boom. The Gem & Bara academic planner was born!

I found the confidence to go after my dreams, learned to value every success AND shortcoming, and strive to live a life full of curiosity and fearlessness. This planner changed my life for the better hope it will do the same for you!

Remember, be bold, Be YOU.

Much love,

Lauren Jin, Founder of Gem & Bara