At the end of this semester, I will be 75% done with college! And if you listen closely, you can actually hear me screaming “May 2021, me please!” No matter what part of your journey you’re in, you must remain focused. Setting goals for yourself is important, and will allow you to track your success. Not only is writing out your goals important, but how you plan to achieve these goals.
1. Perfect My Craft
I’m the type of person who isn’t content with being stagnant. I am continuously finding new ways to improve myself, and add to my list of hobbies. For example, I’m a lifestyle blogger, social media influencer, landscape photographer, traveler, and a web designer. My hobbies include blogging, sign language, calligraphy, decorating, and occasionally piano. Having a few hobbies, and side hustles allow me to focus on something outside of school, and also give me a sense of accomplishment.
2. Be More involved
I can be a very extroverted and social person. I love meeting new people, but I’m not apart of any clubs on campus. This semester I would like to branch out more.
3. Make time for myself
In case you haven’t noticed, I am a BIG advocate for self care. Throughout the semester I can get caught up in my classwork, and forget about to incorporate some of my personal self care regimens.
As I mentioned in my 2019 Reflection, I sometimes have a hard time trying to balance. I want to continue to balance my hobbies, school assignments, work, church, social life, self care, and fitness goals.
5. Develop Healthier Eating habits
I know from experience that dieting doesn’t work for me, because I’m too inconsistent. 🙁 Plus, I kinda have an obsession for anything sweet. So, rather than attempting the newest fad diet, I’m going to slightly alter my eating habits. I’m going to start picking healthier food options, and limit eating out.
6. Read More
I want to be more educated on African American history and begin reading things with more substance. I’m no longer interested in reading silly love stories with happy endings. I want to read books and poems about people’s experiences with mental health, pain, race, healing, addiction, self love, and finding themselves. I am currently reading ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race‘ by Reni Eddo-Lodge and ‘Empty Bottles Full of Stories‘ by R.H.Sin.
7. Maintain my blog post
If you aren’t new here, then you know that I’m not always the most consistent person. When I become too overwhelmed by life, I don’t blog. I want to continue growing my blog, and growing my audience. 🙂
There are many benefits of journaling for students, which I’ll get into later, but my reason is self-awareness. After journaling I am able to get a different perspective on the things that I’m feeling and experiencing. Writing out the way I’m feeling about situations help me understand them more, and give me the opportunity to reflect on them later on.
9. Become Closer To God
In 2019 I asked God to reveal the intentions of those around me. After this I was able to strengthen my faith and build my relationship with him. My goal is to become more like Christ. I want to people to look at me, and my life and see Christ.
10. Make Straight A's
Last semester all of my classes pertained to my major, CSDS, and I was able to achieve A’s and B’s. I felt very accomplished, but this semester, I’m setting higher goals for myself, and exceeding my own expectations.
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