Fall 2016 Semester Goals

Every semester, I like to set up goals for myself. Setting up goals helps me stay motivated throughout the semester.

Fall 2016 Semester Goals

This semester, I decided to divide my goals into three categories: college, personal and blogging. I like to set up goals in every aspect of my life because it helps me get productive and it gives me a sense of purpose. When I know where I’m going, I’m a much more likely to get stuff done and will procrastinate less. 

COLLEGE GOALS

If I didn’t set goals for myself to achieve throughout the semester, I think I would find college to be a lot more boring! This semester’s goals are not only about academics. Grades are not the only thing that matters. Of course, it’s important, but I want to make the best out of my college experience, so this semester’s goals are about getting out of my shell and starting to live my life!

Get A’s in all of my classes

I was able to achieve that goal during my first semester ever at university, but I haven’t been able to maintain that again ever since. I’ve been getting A’s all right, but there’s always that one BTo keep me from reaching that goal again. My GPA has kept dropping (slightly), so I want to get back on track.

Find an internship that I love

As a cooperative student, I have to complete three internships as part of my major. My first internship will take place over the winter 2016 semester, so I need to get started on that as soon as possible! But I don’t just want to find an internship that is close to home. I want something that will challenge me and make me learn things about the communications industry.

Make one new friend

As an introvert, I find it hard to make new friends. I went to university with my two BFFs, and since we’re not in the same major, we don’t always have classes together. I did have a few classes with them, but I can’t rely on them all the time. I started talking to a few people in my major, but I want to make at least one new real friend. Someone that I can meet outside of class and have fun with. I’m getting friendly with people in my major, but this semester, I want to take it one step further!

PERSONAL GOALS

I decided to add some personal goals to the mix. I want to work on myself the next few months and finally start to feel more confident! That’s something I’ve been struggling with a lot these past years, and I want to finally feel good about who I am. I already feel better about myself more now than I did in the past, but I’m nowhere near the place I want to be!

Start working out

I put that as a goal every semester, but this time, things will be different. I have already established a workout schedule (three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and I intend to stick to it. I’m hoping to get back into my running game, starting next week. I’m not doing this because I want to lose weight (though that would be a nice side benefit). I’m going this because I want to be healthy. I cannot just sit around watching Netflix and reading books all the time. I need to get moving!

Build up my wardrobe

I know for a lot of you, that doesn’t really seem like a goal. I mean, shopping more often is your goal, really, Amelie? But there’s one thing you should know about me: I hate shopping. *gasps* It always make me feel bad about myself, so I try to avoid it as much as I can. But with an upcoming internship (and the interviews that come with it), I want to build up a professional-looking wardrobe. I also need some more casual clothes, because I feel like I’m always wearing the same things. I want to buy clothes that make me feel confident and good about myself. No more belittling clothes!

Take time for myself every day

As you might know if you follow me on Twitter, I’m a pretty busy gal. I’ve been working over 25 hours a week for the past two weeks (which I definitely do not recommend), on top of having 15 hours of classes. That left very little time for me to just chill and relax. I have homework to do (already), so my free time was dedicated to getting that out of the way.

Last Sunday, I watched The Intern (which I definitely recommend!) after a very exhausting day (or week, for that matter) at work, and I felt guilty because that meant that I wasn’t getting anything done. That has to stop! If I want to remain sane this semester, I have to start taking care of myself. Otherwise, I’ll just burn myself down. I want to take at least 30 minutes every day to something for me. That can be watching an episode of The Office on Netflix, take a walk with my dog, reading another chapter of a book just for fun… As long as it doesn’t have anything to do with college, work, or blogging!

BLOGGING GOALS

Since I’ve been blogging pretty consistently for the past year (aside a few exceptions), I thought it was about time that I start establishing serious blogging goals. I’m quite proud of my little corner of the Internet, and I hope I’ll get to see it grow in the future!

Start using snapchat daily

As you might know, I have created a snapchat account for the blog at the beginning of the summer. However, I haven’t used that app that much. I have snapped a little bit in the past, but this semester, I really want to put that social media app to good use. So be ready for lots of snaps from yours truly! If there’s anything you like to see from me, make sure to tell me in the comments below!

Increase my pageviews

I’ve been working hard on the blog in the past month, and that has definitely shown in my stats. I’ve got the highest number of pageviews I’ve ever had, and I’ve seen my social media accounts grow a lot as well. Therefore, I want to continue growing my pageviews and engagement on all platforms!

Finish Pinfinite Growth

That goal goes hand in hand in hand with my previous one. After much consideration, I decided to buy Melyssa Griffin’s course Pinfinite Growth this past month. I had never spent that much on my blog (aside from hosting), so I was a bit afraid at first – especially since I didn’t know if it would work on my blog! But I’ve only been through two modules, and I’ve already started seeing results! Not only did I gain a lot of followers on Pinterest in almost no time, but my pageviews have also skyrocketed! I cannot wait to implement Melyssa’s other strategies and see how it goes!

I think this semester is going to be quite amazing! I love most of my classes, I’m on the hunt for an internship for the next eight months – which I’ve been really excited to do for the past year -, I have the blog… I’m definitely going to be busy! But I cannot wait to see what this fourth semester (remember, I had a summer semester) brings!

What are your goals for this semester?

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  • Yay you posted your goals! I’ve been waiting to see this since you commented on my goal post! I can’t believe you don’t like shopping!! Can you take some of my shopping addiction? Maybe that’ll even both of us out! hahah Also, I’m loving the new look of your blog! Super cute!

    Caitlyn | http://www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

    • Haha, yes, I finally posted it! And yes, I know I’m weird, haha. Thank you! I’m so glad you like it!

  • Thank you for the reminder to set my own in the next couple of weeks! These all look like fab goals, and I hope that pushing yourself a bit out of your comfort zone is a positive experience for you. Making new friends at university can be so hard, but it sounds like you’re on your way there already. I find social media is super helpful for this – being able to chat to people you think you might get on well with over Facebook can give you an opportunity and a premise to meet up. Maybe you could try organising a study session with one or two of your classmates: that way you can all get some work done, so you know you’ll have something to talk about, and you can get to know each other personally in the process.
    I also really like the goal to make time for yourself each day. One way I’ve tried to implement this is by waking up 30 minutes earlier than I normally would, and using that time to either read or write in my journal. Yes, you might have to wake up pretty early – but it’s such a nice way to start the day, and it means you’re much less likely to be late!
    Good luck with the new semester 🙂
    Lx | Lightly We Go

    • Thank you so much for these amazing tips! I’ll definitely try them out and tell you how it goes! 🙂