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New Year’s College Resolution

ashley-85First off, I hope everyone had a great holiday.

Now that it is time for school again, it means it is time for me to get back to work. Last semester I really didn’t know what to expect, so I treated it like it was still high school. That was a bad move and by the time I realized that it wasn’t going to work that way it was too late for me to change my ways.

So as a new semester begins, it is a whole new beginning for me. I switched my major to Sociology with a minor in Psychology (and History) and I have pledged to get serious about my studies.

Being the first in my family to attend college is very important to me. I want to be able to succeed.

Do I plan on destroying my social life? Not at all. I plan on learning something I have never had before… Time Management.

Although it is cliché, I know I can do anything I set my mind to. I have survived 2 days of the new semester and so far, all is well. I hope this is one New Year’s Resolution that I can keep.

Now as a message to my readers.. I want you to (if you haven’t already done so) think of the year ahead. What is in store for you? Are you prepared for it? If not what can you do to make yourself ready? This new year will be coming at us full speed and many challenges are ahead. Make sure you are ready. If you are, then you will conquer all.

New Year’s Resolutions

lysa-85So maybe first semester was a bit hectic. With the new year having just begun, there are so many goals I have set for myself. It is seldom that people actually stick to their new year’s resolutions. That is why the list I’ve come up with is attainable and realistic, so that I hopefully can stick to my goals. I hope to create an overall better atmosphere and lifestyle for myself this upcoming year. College can be chaotic at times; seemingly taking over your life. That is why I truly want to try my hardest to get through this next semester by doing the following:

I vow to try my hardest to get at least two more hours of sleep each night. More rest will most likely improve my focus and overall concentration both inside and outside of my classes.

I also hope to keep up with cleaning my room, so that it doesn’t end up looking like a tornado struck it by the end of the week. It is so easy to let things pile up. Keeping my room clutter free might also clear my mind.

I also want to keep up with the local, worldwide, and international news. It is so easy to become engrossed in your college, that you hardly know what’s even going on in the world anymore, beyond your own little academic bubble.

It’s also important to make time for exercise in college. Especially, if like myself, you want to avoid the legacy of the “freshman fifteen.” I am setting a goal for myself so that I begin to eat much healthier and exercise much more frequently this year.

Above all else, I am going to work the most on maintaining a healthy level of stress. I am a very easily stressed person, and college can be extremely stressful at times.

By maintaining all of these goals, I believe that I can make my second semester at Williams much more relaxed.

So, I challenge you all to set some goals for yourself. You’ll most likely be surprised by how much you can accomplish and change in such a short period of time if you just stay determined!