Hi, friends! I hope you all had a happy and safe break! I can’t believe it’s finally 2018 and that my final semester of undergrad is starting soon. A new year is a great excuse to re-evaluate our lives and set new goals, so that’s exactly what I did. Here are some of my goals for this upcoming semester!
Follow a skincare routine
I never felt the need to follow an elaborate skincare routine because I don’t have acne. However, I have little red bumps on my forearms that have recently begun to bother me (not because they are painful, but because they are not pretty). I asked my doctor about it and it’s a common, harmless condition called keratosis pilaris. She recommended I use a lotion and a sunscreen every day. In 2018, I want to keep this skincare routine to hopefully eliminate these little spots!
Exercise multiple times per week
As a busy college student, it can be tough to keep up with an exercise routine. I want to do some cardio and two or three rounds of the 7 Minute Workout at least three times every week. Do you guys have any exercise routines/regimes that you can recommend? If you do, let me know in the comments!
Post on the blog twice per week
I want to keep up with posting on the blog, too. Last semester was tough, and that caused me to neglect my blog. I don’t want that to happen again this semester! I want to plan posts in advance so that I publish two posts every week. (Cue the editorial calendar!)
My faith is a big part of my life, and I want to continue that this semester. I want to set aside some time every morning to pray and read the Bible. I did this last semester and it really gave me the energy to take on the tough semester.
Limit social media time
I have been spending way too much time on social media lately. I don’t want to cut it out completely because I still want to promote my blog posts, but I want to reduce the time I spend on it. I will try to spend more time reading and writing rather than mindlessly scrolling through Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram.
Along with goals, I decided to write a bucket list. The goals I just mentioned were more like habits that take time to build, while these bucket list items are accomplishments I can check off a list. Here we go!
Attend graduate school interviews
The last time I checked in with you guys, I mentioned on my Becoming Dr. Aly series that I was working on graduate school applications. Over these past few weeks, I finished them and have gotten a couple of interview invitations! This coming semester, I will be traveling to these schools not only to interview, but to see the campus and to meet current graduate students.
Get straight A’s
Since this is my last semester of undergrad and I will be traveling quite a bit, I am taking a lighter course load this semester. I want to finish off my undergraduate career well by getting straight A’s in the classes I’m taking. It’s going to require work, but I’m willing to do it!
Watch Marvel’s Infinity War
Marvel movies are my favorite, so I am definitely looking forward to Infinity War. Even though I had seen the trailer on YouTube, I got chills when I finally saw it on the big screen at the movie theater. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you should!
I love using a new year as an excuse to set more goals, and I encourage you to do the same. Setting goals inspires me to work hard to better myself, and that’s exactly what I plan to do in 2018.
What are your goals for this upcoming semester?