It may be the middle of February, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to write down your goals and make a clear plan for the rest of the year! Personally, I think the idea of New Year’s Resolutions can be tricky because it promotes the idea that the time to make a change in your life is January 1st. You can make a change whenever you want to and feel motivated to! With that said, these are my goals for 2017.
Get all (or at least mostly) As
This one is going to be challenging, in all honesty. I’m in my second semester of college and pulled a respectable 3.47 GPA last semester with three B+s and one A, so setting my sights on mostly As this semester might be stretching too far. However, goals aren’t supposed to be easy, and writing this one down has made me even more committed to my studies.
Get really, truly involved in a few clubs
First semester I got on the email list for a handful of student organizations and then proceeded to attend a total of 0 meetings. Unfortunately, I’ve already missed the boat for this semester too. I tried to sign up for an organization I thought sounded super cool, but I never got any emails from them. However, this summer I’m going to commit a large portion of my time to volunteering, and this fall I’m actually going to get involved.
Commit to and follow a workout routine
I’ve always been the type of person to be really motivated about fitness for three days before eating a cheeseburger and spontaneously forgetting what the gym is. This year, I want to change that. I’m in the process of finding workouts I really enjoy and will happily do, and I want to stick to a consistent routine. I’ve always wanted to be fit, and there’s nothing stopping me except myself. (Look for a post on Wednesday about my fitness journey and my new routine!)
Eat like a grown-up
College makes it incredibly easy to eat like a five-year-old. Pizza, pasta, grilled cheese (and all other forms of cheese), and bread are staples in my dining hall. When the rest of the food is ethnically ambiguous or a confusing color, it’s easy to stick to what we know and trust. This, however, is not particularly good for my waistline. The freshman 15 is real, y’all! My goal is to eat a salad a few times a week, and if nothing healthy is appealing in the dining hall, I’ll go out to eat. My health and wellness is too important to continue to ignore by eating like a child.
Create and commit to a blog
I’ve started and forgotten about more blogs than I can count. I really, really want to be a good blogger, and I think I’ve finally created a space I’m passionate about through this blog. This year I want to post consistent, creative, and engaging content on a regular basis. I’m starting with a 3x/week schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and I hope to increase that number as I get into a rhythm.
Bring joy into every aspect of my life
The trope of the depressed, cynical, and disengaged college student is one we’re all familiar with. When everyone around you is complaining about how tired and stressed they are, it’s easy to fall into the trap of complaining about that stuff too. In actuality, that’s not how I feel most of the time! Of course I have my moments of tiredness and stress, but most of the time, I’m a positive and energetic person. This year, my goal is to bring that positivity into everything I do and every interaction I have.
Well there you have it y’all, my goals for 2017! I’m hoping to make this year my best year yet, and I’d love to hear what your goals for this year are, too! Feel free to share with me in the comments below or on social media.