Setting Goals & Sticking To Them!

This summer flew by and senior year is only a few weeks away! As I spend more and more time thinking about how exciting and sentimental this next year will be, I’ve been trying to set goals for myself. I want to make sure I create a positive atmosphere for myself and everyone I spend my time with!

Money

I’ve worked all summer in order to save money for the school year. Since I don’t work when I’m at school, the money I made this summer is essential for the school year. I pay for most of my own things at college; books, meals, and nights out. This year I need to be smart with how I spend! I need to start taking the bus more when I go out on the weekends instead of always taking a Uber. There are times when I can treat myself, but I have to be aware of how often I do that. It’s all about keep track of how much I spend and what I’m spending it on.

Cooking

Home cooked meals are way more fun and healthy than getting takeout. There’s no doubt that I’ll get Chilis takeout every once in a while, but for my health and my wallet, I need to start cooking my own meals. Cooking can be entertaining, especially when my roommates and I pick a recipe and cook it together! It’s a great way to spend the night and hangout. Getting takeout often goes hand in hand with how I spend my money. I need to strategize and utilize what I get from the grocery store!

Mental & Physical Health

This year is about my future and how I spend my time in the present. It’s my senior year and I need to make the most of it. Taking care of myself is essential to having a healthy and positive year. I’ve been learning so much about myself this summer and I’m excited to see what else I learn this year. I’m not a huge fan of the gym, but I’ve discovered other ways I can keep my body healthy and feeling energized. With my mental health, I have to remind myself that this is my life and no-one knows me better than I do. I can’t let judgment or disappointment hold me back from doing what I want.

Blog

During the summer, work, friends, family, the blog, have consumed most of my hours every day. I’m not complaining, but it has been hard for me to have downtime to write and create things I’m proud of on my blog. If I’m not at work, I’m spending time with friends/family. I find time to brainstorm and create new ideas at night after work or in the morning before activities with friends, but it has not been enough to take my blog to where I want it. This coming school year is where I will find my greatest inspiration. I will have more time to myself to start the series of posts I’ve wanted to write! I get to continue to share with my readers all the awesome things my friends and I are doing and how the school year is going. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Friends

This is a huge part of my goals this school year. With everything else going on, my friends are probably the biggest component to my life at school! It’s all about the balance of taking care of myself while also making time for my lovely friends. It’s really easy for me to just separate myself from plans and spend time alone, but I don’t want to do that this year. I want to go out and have fun, while also spending one on one time with my closest friends. These people support everything I do and I aim to show how much I support them. I am beyond excited to start this year with my favorite people by my side! It’s going to be a year to remember.

Academics

Even though it is my last year, I have a lot to do for school. When I changed my major from Mathematics to Environmental Conservation sophomore year, I had to fit the new major’s classes into just my junior and senior year. I also have to take a few more classes to receive my minor in Math! It’s a full schedule but I’m so glad I made this change. I have great motivation to push myself and finish my final year strong. I can’t wait to update the blog on how my classes are going!

Future

Everything I mentioned in this post lead up to creating a better and more positive future for myself. The only way I can do this successfully is by creating a comfortable balance. Certain parts of my life get neglected when I spend too much time on something else, which could later negatively impact my future. It can be a challenge, but it’s one that I’m ready to face! This is a new year that will be full of learning and self-discovery.

Have you set any goals for yourself this year?

Thanks for reading!

Stay rad,

Caroline Abigail

10 Comments

  1. I’ve set a few goals at the beginning of the summer that I came to realize weren’t very important and I obviously didn’t think so as I haven’t achieved many of them, but now I’m glad cause I realize what goals are important to have- like hanging out with friends during all the chaos of work and living on your own, budgeting and being an adult with money, staying healthy and just living well (: taking the time in between stressful days full of work to sit down with your significant other and TALK really makes a difference! Thanks for this post xoxo

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    1. Sometimes we forget the small details of life when we’re caught up in work/money! Taking a step back and learning how to take those stressful moments and mix in the things that make us happy can really make a difference. It’s all about the balance !! Thank you so much for reading & commenting, it means a lot to me ๐Ÿ’›

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  2. Good post. I like how you’ve categorized each set of goals. I admit I’m not much of a goal maker. I tend to take things as they come at me, but that’s not always a good thing. lol

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