hey everyone, happy last day of july!
today, i want to discuss numbers. not just any numbers — fractions.
tomorrow marks the start of a new month: august. at the end of august, the year is 8/12 over. simplify the fraction, and that means 2/3 of 2015 is over by the end of this month.
(i’m a math geek, i know. it’s best to just accept it at this point and go with it.)
before going on with 2015, i thought i would share my hopes, goals, and dreams for the future.
the following includes my Top 7 Goals for Myself list, which is a list more geared toward what i want to be as a person and how i want to change myself in the next few years to come.
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1. be happy!
alright, you probably saw that one coming. i admit, it’s a bit predictable. and let’s be honest, what does a thirteen year old know about being happy as a long term goal? i don’t know much about long term happiness, but i know just as well as anyone else the pain from smiling too much, the breathlessness of laughing with all your friends, and the moments when inside jokes are created. for now, that’s what i’m looking for, and i hope to get as many of those moments in 2015 AND all the years to come after.
2. start off the school year ( and continue it) on a good note
school is important to me, in fact, i’m actually looking forward to september. i understand how imperative it is to get a good start in high school, and freshman year is as good of a place as any to start good learning habits. i want to have good grades and enjoy high school; after all, some people say it’s the best four years of your life that you will ever experience.
3. have a good attitude
coming off of that, not all people say that high school is the best four years of your life. some even say high school is the worst four years of your life that you will ever experience. therefore, my third goal is to be positive about what life throws at me. someone told me this: if you like high school, great! relish it for the four years that you have it. if you hate high school, stick it out! it’s only four years, and you’ll make it through. no matter what the experience is like, i hope that i go through high school with a smile on my face (maybe not on rainy early monday mornings, but you know what i mean).
4. figure out what i want to do in life
one of the main goals to achieve in high school and college is to figure out what exactly you want to do with your life. do i want to be an entrepreneur? a doctor? a lawyer? a professor? all of these professions take a lot of work, and this is the prime time to figure out what i want to put my effort and energy into. (some say it’s a bit premature to think about that freshman year, but you can never be too prepared)
5. be productive and don’t procrastinate
hehe, so i’m guilty of binge watching netflix when i have an essay to write or a book to read, and i’m an expert at dodging responsibilities. i’m really hoping that’s going to change this year; i mean, new school year, new me. i want to work on time management — after all, my school days are almost 12 hours long!
i’m an extremely stressed out person — ask anyone that knows me. i get stress from the simplest of things, and it’s actually funny how worked up i get over everything. so for me, i need to chill. a lot.
7. give back
this sounds like something a model citizen would say, but this is nothing like that. this is just a small thing that i’ve been thinking about. my high school requires a certain amount of community service to graduate, so i was just wondering how i could give back to the community. i’ve done library volunteering before, and i’ve created a peer advisory with some friends to help elementary school girls transition to middle school. i’m hoping to continue to “give back” in the next few years.
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and there you have it! those were my 7 goals for myself in the next few years. they sound cliche, but i swear they have genuine roots.
at the start of this post, i said that by the end of august, 2/3 of 2015 is over. but instead, i’m going to end this post by saying that we have 1/3 of 2015 to make something out of, and i’m going to try and make the most out of my 2015. :)
let me know what you thought of this in the comments, and i hope you make your own list of goals soon!