Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Semester Goals

I'm back from my small hiatus! The last two weeks have been sort of crazy with getting everything ready for school and what not, but I'm super excited to be all moved into my dorm room and have all of my things pretty much organized for the semester. To bear my soul a little bit... being back at campus for my 9th semester has been pretty strange. Having the "super senior" status isn't something I really ever planned on happening in my life and it's already something that has been very difficult to adjust to in so many different areas... still working on it. Something that I think will help me with this, is setting some goals for my semester. So without further ado... here are my semester goals! 

1. Embrace Super-Senior Status

Yes, this is my fifth year at Valley Forge, but hey... I still made it this far. Something I've been trying to keep in my head is that it is better to graduate late than to never graduate. The fact that I got this far in college is something that a lot of people don't accomplish and it's something that over the last four years, there were a few times I didn't know if I would accomplish! I need to focus on the fact that I'm doing it and work hard to finish strong.

2. More Jesus Time

Something that unfortunately can tend to get lost in the business of college is the time to spend reading my Bible and praying. Today, I woke up at 7:30 without an alarm and I had my devotional time and it really set the tone for my whole day. This is so important and I need to work better at not letting this slack. 

3. Be Organized 

This is something that has been greatly improved in my life. If you walked into my room anytime in high school and then walked into my room anytime now, you would think the rooms belonged to two different people. I take great joy in my stuff being neat and tidy, and it's something that I'd like to continue throughout this semester! 

4. Work Ahead

No more procrastination for me. This is something I have struggled with basically every semester of my college career and all it does is lead to stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep. My goal is to turn in all my assignments at least 24 hours ahead of time, and never be in the library past 10pm. We'll see. 

5. Be Healthy

It is so difficult to live healthy at college. Eating in the cafeteria and balancing time at the gym with work, classes and homework makes it difficult. This semester, I have to stick to the health goals I set in August and prioritize my time (which really could be another goal) to allow space for the gym, and make healthy choices in the cafeteria. 

6. Keep Time for Hobbies

Painting, Photography, and Adventures. These are all things that bring joy and restoration to my soul, and they are things I want to make sure I have time for this semester. Because if I am only focused on homework 100% of the time... I think I might explode. 

7. Make New Friends

Just because most of my friends either graduated or decided to not come back to the school doesn't give me an excuse to sit in my room all the time. I need to put myself out there and make some new friends, otherwise I might go insane.

Well friends, these are some of my goals for the next few months! What about you? Do you have any goals you're trying to accomplish? 


1 comment:

  1. Kaycie, I COMPLETELY understand your first goal. This is my sixth year of college, and it is so tough for me sometimes when I see friends from high school getting jobs in their field, or even finishing up graduate programs. When I transferred to VFCC I was embarrassed to tell people I was a transfer, and that I was basically starting allll over. But you know what? When I think about all the experiences I've had, the places I've seen, and the people I've had the privilege of knowing, I thank God for my super...SUPER Senior status.

    Thanks for sharing these awesome goals! I know me and another girl want to start running in the morning, and possibly doing Yoga on Sundays, and you're more than welcome to join! :)