Here we are at the start of the new school year, which is basically New Year’s Eve for students minus the cool hats, staying up till midnight because you want to, drinking sparkling cider that nobody really likes, and banging pots and pans like a fool. This means: New Year’s Resolutions for the Scholarly Minded.
As I am a scholarly mind, well, that’s what my 5th grade teacher gave me a certificate for, I made some goals. That’s what has brought me to this blog, because blogging is a good goal for someone who is married… or not married. Same difference really minus the eternal roommate for those who aren’t married. Although I don’t have much to blog about I thought blogging about goals and how I’ll procrastinate keeping them would be a good subject.
So my goals this semester? Well I made quite a few. The normal get good grades, do good things that make me a good person so I don’t get burned by fire or eaten by massive flies in the last days, (oh, and so I can live with the previously mentioned eternal man roommate for eternity), eat better, run lots of little circles around UVU, drink more water, shower more than 3 times a week, ya know… the usual. I plan on doing these… at least until after birthday month because then who knows what will happen. I’ll be 22 and will be a brand new person.
But this semester I also decided on something else to do. One of my goals is to find something to be happy about every day.
It might seem silly to find just one thing to be happy about every day, especially considering I find myself a pretty happy person. But even I find myself slipping into the “Stupid bookstore. Stupid rent. Stupid car that is cutting me off because they have nothing better to do. Stupid class. Stupid teacher. Stupid test. Stupid life.” And in all honesty this just won’t do! So this is a goal I plan to keep. There’s always hard times and dumb things in life, they happen… but it’s better to look at the one happy thing that happened than to look at the ten unhappy things. So everyday I write down a few of things that made me happy… or in other words, things that I was grateful for that happened.
So whether your goal is to get a 4.0 or not get a speeding ticket… there’s always one thing in a day to be happy about and I’m on a quest every day this semester to find it. You could too if you wanted. No pressure though. We’ve got a lot of goals to keep.