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So, most people are going to be starting school THIS week!!
Still, we know Summer won’t really end right away either- with Labor Day and warm nights still to look forward to- it also may be nice to look forward to a routine again, or maybe not.
The beginning of a new school year is kind of like New Years- we all have goals, hopes, and plans- maybe to study more, be happier, or stress less.
What are your goals for this school year?
I’d like to manage my time well, keep ahead of my anxiety and manage it well, practice self care, keep a good perspective- this is not the end of the world, the way I do does not define me, nothing is “un-do-able”. And of course, I’d like to do well in my classes. (Abnormal psychology and mindfulness in literature)
Let’s talk about our goals!!
I feel like it’s always a good idea to start with goals in mind! Some of my goals for this school year are to become more organized, practice better time management skills, and remember to make room for fun.
As everyone’s heard me say, it’s my first semester back in ~4 years! I have a few goals:
1 – Focus on my work and do well (obviously).
2 – Learn about the LGBT+ and Theatre groups on campus so I can get re-involved with the communities I’ve lost touch with. Therein hopefully meeting like-minded folk and making new friends along the way.
3 – POSITIVITY!
4 – Adjusting to the prospect of self-care to fill in the gaps… Which, honestly, I had no idea was a THING I could/should be acknowledging in all twenty-two years.
I wonder how everyone is doing with the goals they set at the beginning of the school year. Personally, I think I’ve done a great job of managing my time and balancing fun between work and school. I also have found that my organizational skills have improved at least a little bit. How about you guys?
Hey Luz!! Love that you looked back to check in!!
I think that I have done a pretty good job with my goals. It’s funny how spot on I was with what I really did need to do some extra work with this semester. Time management was my biggest struggle. I did ok with self care, but I aim to do better moving forward. Thanksgiving break made me realize how much I needed the time off. I just really can’t wait for the semester to be OVER in less than 2 weeks!! Yes!
How are you guys feeling now that we have almost made it through?
Checking back in to see how well/how bad I did with my goals!
Well. I didn’t do THAT terribly. I was never awful at time management and despite Math being a hard subject for me, it all came back with a little coaxing from my professor. I check my grades all the time and apparently I’ve maintained a very good standing so far! Even though it’s just one class 3x per week, I keep telling myself, ‘It’s okay, we all go at our own pace.’ I’m absurdly nervous for the cumulative final though (regardless of how good of a test taker I’ve been all semester) and I know my paranoia/anxiety is my biggest enemy here so I’m doing what I can to negate my fear!
As for the clubs? They fall on Mondays. In the afternoon. Which unfortunately happen to be the timeslot of when I’m in Rushford in a whole other town. But I keep in touch with the people who run the groups on campus to see if there’s any events I can participate in (like writing contests for example).
Self-Care? I’m slacking. I always did, though. Positivity? Making strides!
I’m so glad to hear everyone’s had such a good semester! Keep it up! We can do it!
Hey Falyn! I am so happy that you’ve been doing well this semester with your grades and it sounds like you are doing a really good job of being positive and giving credit to yourself where it’s due. There is no such thing as “ONLY” anything– college is hard, taking care of yourself AND being in school? Really really hard. You are doing amazing no matter how many classes you’re in!!
I am so happy for you.
I also feel similarly about my final. I am super nervous. But I think we both will be ok!!
Good luck, and let us know how it goes!!!
Going back to school after taking a year off has been very very difficult for me! I’ve been skipping a lot of classes and falling behind. My goal for the school year and for myself is to keep going! There is still time to turn things around! I just have to do what I can and realize that what is most important in life is my well-being.
“Giving up is way harder than trying.” -Kanye
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