Since I will be returning to university tomorrow, I thought the best way to kick off this new semester was to establish myself goals for the next four months.
After I’ve recaped how my first semester went, it was a lot easier to know what to base my goals for the winter 2016 semester on.
Maintain or increase my grades
Although I haven’t received all of my grades just yet (none of my finals have been graded yet), I’m pretty confident that I did good. Throughout the fall semester, I worked hard and it was reflected in my grades. I think maintaining my current grades is pretty realistic, but I wouldn’t be too upset if I managed to do even better. 😉
Get involved in at least one extracurricular
I was a bit overwhelmed the previous semester. Between assignments, exams and my part-time job at the library giving me more hours, I barely found the time to blog or to do anything for myself. Although I am good at time management, I need to start prioritizing. University is about experiences and making new friends, and so far, I’ve managed to set aside both.
This semester, I’d like to get involved in at least one extracurricular. Not only do they look good on your resume, but they’re also a great way to meet new people. I’m thinking about writing for the campus newspaper, so I’ll have to look into that.
Make one new friend
You might remember that, during my first semester, I stuck to the friends that I’ve met in Cegep and did not make any new friends, while everyone else in my program seems to know one another and to have found a group of friends. I want that to change. I’m tired of feeling left out. Also, since I don’t share any course with my cegep friends, I’ll have to make at least one friend if I want to survive the semester. That will force me to put myself out there and make efforts to meet new people.
Start working out
That’s something that I completely forgot during the fall and that I’d like to rectify this winter. I’m definitely not a sports lover, but working out is important in order to stay healthy. I’d like to be able to include three work outs a week into my schedule, of 30 minutes each. Who knows, maybe I’ll start running again? Or I could do yoga…
Keep a steady blogging schedule
That’s something I definitely lacked during the first semester. Everything was so crazy that I had to set AWA aside for a few weeks, which ended up in me barely posting anything in November and December. I’m going to try to fix that this semester by preparing as many posts as I can while I’m still not too busy. The beginning of the semester is always slower, so that’ll give me plenty of time to write posts.
What are your goals for the new semester?