Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Top 10 Goals and Resolutions for 2014

1. Wrap/purge my books. End of fall quarter called for another round of book wrapping, but I haven't done it yet. I also own books that I don't really want to keep but can't trade away because I've scribbled in them. I'll take them to the library and sneak them into the sale cart. 

2. Get rid of distractions. That letter I've been meaning to write will become very tempting as I start working on an essay. Time to put it away until I finish what I have to. My main priorities will be my classes, honors thesis, and looking for an internship. 

3. Keep the room clean. This will help me with #2. Perhaps a weekly purge will help. 

4. Drink instant coffee and tea at home and avoid buying gourmet coffee drinks on campus. 
By sticking to brewed coffee, I was pretty good about this during the fall, but in the heart of winter, a spicy Mayan hot cocoa just sounds so good that I'd be willing to plunk down 4 bucks for a cup. NO. 

5. Time management. Call it senioritis, but I was seriously pushing deadlines during fall quarter. And with my honors thesis coming up winter quarter, I can't afford to slack off. 

6. Figure out a subject/direction to go with my honors thesis. What I know is that I'll be doing a creative writing honors thesis instead of the academic paper one, but I'm not sure who my main characters should be or what it should be about. I do know that cheesy fantasy is out of the question since the lit department prefers realistic fiction.

7. Internships for spring quarter. I don't know where I'll be going after I graduate. If I can snag an internship then it might provide me with an idea. Worst case scenario: I fail to find an internship, and after graduation I run after every possible job opening, begging to be hired. Including the ones that don't require a 4-year degree. 

8. Dress for class. I love dressing for class, but it often falls to the wayside as deadlines pile up. This will be done more easily if I get #2, 3, and 5 under my belt. I went to my Monday finals (had three major things in a row) wrapped up in a scarf with a hood thrown over my head like a cap. ...None of my classmates recognized me, and I had two friends text me afterwards asking if I'd missed the exam. Never again! 

9. Network. This includes going to my professors' office hours, and even department mixers in which we say hi. 

10. Keep in touch with my friends. Likewise, if I manage my time well, I'll be able to maintain some form of contact with my friends, whether it be in person, through FB/email or by snail mail. :) 


Thanks for checking out my resolutions! What are some of your resolutions for '14? 


  1. Great goals. Looks like you'll be busy. Good luck!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I'm already feeling the busyness a couple of days into the quarter!

  2. Awesome resolutions. I should get rid of my distractions too

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    Doris OABR

    1. Heya Doris. That would be a good idea too. ^_^ It increases focus.

  3. great list, network is on my list as well! but i only did bookish ones lol

    1. Hi Ellie! No worries, I didn't know there was supposed to be a bookish theme until today. Haha. xD