You guys – this is my last ever semester goals post. How crazy is that? It’s so hard to believe that I will be graduating in May, but time is moving fast, people. I thought I would never make it through the fall semester, but here we are!
Even though I already set my intentions for 2019, I’m a firm believer in targeted goals. These goals are very specific to my last semester of college – while I am definitely not excited to start classes again, I’m excited to jump on these goals!
1. Keep up my workout routine!
If you guys follow me on Instagram (which you should!), you know that I now go to the gym regularly. It took a long time for me to get to this point, but I finally feel truly mentally and physically committed to going to the gym. I use Abigail’s Strong and Confident workout plan, and I really dig it. I love how strong I feel after a workout!
However, from semester goals’ past, we know that maintaining gym time as a priority is a difficult thing for me. That’s why this semester, I’m going to work twice as hard to maintain my routine. I already put my sessions into my Google calendar for the next two weeks! If you know me at all, you know that putting something in my Gcal is a huge deal for me, so I’m definitely fully committed this time.
2. Take more pictures
While I’m at school, I tend to focus on doing homework and fail to document the little, every day things. I made a point to do the opposite while I was abroad, just because I knew I wanted to soak everything up! Because this is my last semester of undergrad, I want to adopt the same mentality that I had while I was abroad.
I want to take more pictures – tons more. Of the coffee I get during the day, of Michael when we’re walking to class, of the clock tower. Maybe it’s the sentimental sap in me, but I want to remember as much as possible about this semester. I’m also taking my first-ever photography class (SO EXCITED!), so that will probably help with this goal!
3. Spend more time with friends
I don’t know about you guys that are seniors, but a lot of my college friends are scattering across the country. Some are going to medical school or grad school, and some are moving for jobs. Either way, they’re going to be far away come June, and the thought of that makes me sad.
This semester, I want to spend more time with my college friends. Whether that means grabbing a beer at our school pub or getting coffee between classes, I want to make spending time with my friends a conscious priority in my life. I know for sure that I will miss the opportunity to do this once I start my “big girl job”, so I want to cherish the time I still have left at school.
4. Prep for my transition into the “real world”
Speaking of big girl jobs, this semester I need to go into full-on planning mode! The “real world” is calling, and it’s absolutely terrifying. Even though I am so done with college life, part of me never wants to leave. It’s like a comfort blanket – safe.
However, this transition is inevitable, whether I like it or not. That’s why one of my semester goals is to start planning for the “real world”. Between renting an apartment, buying a new car, cleaning out my childhood room, and starting a full-time job, there’s enough change planned in my life to make my head spin. Do I know where to start? No. But am I confident I’m going to figure it out eventually? Heck. Yes.
5. Write more!
For those of ya’ll that don’t know already, I am a journalism minor! I love what journalism stands for, and I love that I get to add it as part of my degree. Unfortunately, I put my writing on the back-burner for the past year due to my departure to go abroad as well as the stressful Fall semester I had. I miss writing articles so much, and I miss writing blog posts like this one more frequently. As a result…
I’m going to find time to write more this semester! That means here on the blog you can expect two posts every week (one on Monday and one on Wednesday!), and I’m also hoping to write a few articles for my school paper. Writing is one of those things that truly brings me peace, and I don’t want to lose sight of that again.
6. Maintain my overall GPA
Finally, my last goal is the only one that’s really school related. I know that senior year is supposed to be when you take it easy, but I just don’t think my brain is wired that way. I’m not here to glorify the toxic parts of “girl boss” culture, but at the same time, I feel much more myself when I’m busy. I feel way more confident when I’m striving towards something.
I struggled the past semester coming to terms with the fact that getting a 4.0 isn’t everything, and that in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter all that much. (It doesn’t. Forreal.) However, for my sanity, I couldn’t start the semester without a GPA goal. This semester, I want to at least maintain my GPA, or improve it a tiny bit. Unfortunately, I’m taking pretty rough classes this semester, but I’m hoping that I’ll still be able to pull through.
Those are my goals for the spring semester! It’s going to be one filled with emotions and (hopefully) memories, and I am so excited to see what the rest of the semester holds.