Gaeble’s 10 Item Toolkit for Success

Feeling overwhelmed by financial aid paperwork? We’ve been there too! But don’t worry – we have a team of experts ready to throw you a lifeline. Join us as we introduce you to the superheroes of FAS and uncover the tools and tactics they use to navigate the world of higher education successfully! 

Today we’ll hear from Gaeble Jones, a Communications Specialist. Gaeble has been writing thought provoking blogs and coordinating company events for almost two years now. Curious about her secret sauce for maintaining that vibrant content you adore? We’ve tapped into Gaeble’s insights to unveil the 10 essentials she swears by to conquer the work week with flair! 


1. My Support System – Liam, Pear, and Apollo. They make me laugh no matter what kind of mood I am in or day I have had. Just having them in my life makes it infinitely more special.

2. My Daily List – Each day I make a daily list of my work and personal tasks that I am planning on accomplishing that day. This keeps me on track and helps me make sure my priorities are always in order!

3. My Morning Routine – Every morning I get up at least an hour before I log in for work, and settle in on the couch with my cat, Pear. We cherish our morning time together. I usually grab a good book or listen to an audio book while I pet him and drink some warm tea. Sometimes I will grab my, “yoga for beginners,” card deck and flip through a few stretches. By the time I log into work I feel alert and ready to begin my day! I usually start with emails and then revisit my Daily List before getting started on any one of my various projects. 

4. Music – I would not want to go through the workday, or ANY day, without music. It has been one of my greatest passions for as long as I can remember, and it helps me focus my mind while I am working. My recent favorites are listed below, but truthfully my list changes daily! (We are getting personal here, so please don’t judge!) 

5. Good Sleep – I need at least 8 hours to function at my best each day!  

6. My Team – I learn so much from my colleagues every day, and I truly admire and appreciate them. They always bring amazing ideas to our discussions, and I love working through them together and figuring out how we can make them a reality! We work well together as a dream team, and we are “DYNAMIC”. 

7. My Comfort Foods – Ramen, Thai Food, Mexican Food, and ANY soup. After a long day or week, I can always count on these foods to make me feel good. I also recently discovered that I have a passion for cooking, and I have been enjoying learning to make my favorite foods from scratch! 

8. Canva Design – This makes my job of designing content for our website, blogs, socials, and SharePoint posts so much easier. When I discovered this platform, it LITERALLY changed my working life! I use Canva almost every day for little projects, and it has become one of my most favorite platforms to get creative on! 

9. Rice Bag – This one may sound strange, but when I asked my partner to help me think of things I can’t function without, this is the first thing that came to his mind! I recently moved to New Hampshire last year from Utah – where it is much warmer, even in the winter. My grandma made me a special rice bag this last Christmas and it pretty much has not left my side since then. 

10. Our Clients – Without them, I would have no one to create my content for! I am thankful for their questions and comments, and that they always feel comfortable reaching out to us. I love my job, and I get to do it because of our clients! 

What’s in your toolkit to make for a smoother work day? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!   

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1 Comment

  1. Chelsie

    May 17, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Love this!


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