New Years Goals and resolutions are sometimes hard to achieve. I never really know where life is going to take me so instead of making schedules or plans I just sit and enjoy the ride and see where life takes me. I do have goals, don’t get me wrong but many times I just like to do my best, give it my all and see if I can reach for what I want. Anyways here are my goals:
As a personal goal I really want to try and write more in a journal everyday. I would love to try and write in a journal or multiple journals for every single day of the year so that at the end I can look back at the pages and read everything that happened. It would be a journal that would contain my thoughts, what happened that day, my poetry, and maybe even doodles who knows? It would be just for me, for nobody else to read. It would be something that I can let out everything that I feel so that I have that security. Something like this:
But not a burn book, how about something like this?
Yup, this would be more safe and probably a little less extreme and dramatic if somebody sees it. I got this book as a gift from a friend and I’m in love with it. It is very cute and great to write your thoughts in which is exactly what I was thinking of getting for myself soon. I had this same exact goal last New Years. I told myself I was going to write in my journal, which I did, but stopped in the middle of the Summer. Writing in journals was something I’ve done since I was younger. I still have journals in my room with the date 2010 on them, which is a while ago. I hope that I do accomplish this goal or am able to write more poetry in this journal since we are mostly doing a lot of academic things online and on google docs. Society is changing and sooner or later people might not even have to hand write anything anymore.
My second personal goal is to try and do more exercising. I used to be a part of many sports as a kid and I used to be very active and do track in middle school but now I do not do any sports. I lost interest, which is okay. People lose interest in a lot of things, it’s normal. But, after stopping these sports I didn’t exercise anymore. The only exercising I ever do is in fitness class when we go to the fitness room or when I walk home from school, which takes about thirty minutes. I think this is a good goal to achieve because I want to be able to be more flexible and able to stretch more and be able to run more without being tired after one lap. My sister and dad are both very strong and they exercise a lot. My sister does Gymnastics and she used to do soccer so she is a very active and playful person, and my dad basically has his own gym in our garage. I think it is important to be fit because when you’re older you don’t want to be that one person who gets up having your back hurt or your legs hurt.
My academic goal is to be able to talk more in class. Usually I am very shy and nervous and my voice always cracks while I talk in front of a class or a big crowd. I am okay in front of my friends since I know them but sometimes it is harder with people I don’t know that much. I also always feel like people are judging me or saying things about me. Usually I try not to care which I have gotten better at, but if you ask me to read a paragraph in a book I will become shaky and possibly laugh at myself when I mess up. Trust me, that has already happened to me and when I was finished reading everyone was looking at me.
So yeah, that happened. But, in the end it was okay and I hoped that I wouldn’t be called on again to read. I think it is important to overcome this fear of public speaking and to try and become more confident in myself for future reference. In the future when I am at a job interview and they ask me to answer a question I don’t think they’ll hire somebody if they seem and look very nervous. I think this program, Innovation Lab is a great program to help students who like to work in groups to overcome their fears whether it is public speaking or trying new things for the first time. This year, so far we’ve tried new experiments we’ve never seen before and tried new projects that we never thought we’d learn in school. Innovation lab has made my year last year more exciting and fun than any of my other years in school, and I’m grateful for being a part of the Innovation lab family.
My last academic goal is to try and do my best on my midterms and finals this year. I know that last year I did really well on my English and History tests but not so great on my Math and Science tests. Math and science aren’t my best subjects so I became very insecure and didn’t believe in myself that I could do good. Quickly, I stopped thinking that way and put in my all while taking the tests but still it did not work. This week I am planning on going to all of review sessions after school and asking questions to the things I do not understand and taking notes to other people’s questions and answers they get. I will try my hardest and best to succeed. The biggest goal I have is to graduate with a good GPA and high test scores and possibly get into one of the colleges that I am interested in and that is on my list. Some of my favorites are Hamilton College, Bennington College, BU, and Chapman University. From now until Senior year I am going to give it all and become very focused on school and accomplishing all of my goals.