Tomorrow morning at 4am I am waking up and mother and I are heading off to Michigan (via plane, of course). I guess I’ll let you all know if I still like the university as much once I’ve visited it as I do right now.
Now that it’s third semester of my senior year and I am in between sports seasons, I have found myself with quite a bit of time on my hands (one of the main reasons I was 100% on board when my mom asked me if I’d like to participate again). In order to spend my time in a valuable manner, I have set out some goals and projects for myself to complete because goals are always good. Goals and lists. I usually find that when you feel organized you become organized. It’s sort of like the idea that if you try hard enough to be someone you’re not, slowly you become them. If you fake yourself into being organized and motivated, sometimes it really happens.
First of all, this blog every day was a necessity when it came to my list of goals. That, I think, is a given. Another thing I have been working to accomplish is making signs for myself and my friends and maybe at some point I’ll sell them to any not-so-friends that are interested. When I say signs, I mean little wooden pieces that you may see in super artsy store windows with short, inspirational quotes painted on them with fun colors. I’ll attach my most recent one at the bottom so you all can see what exactly I’m talking about.
I also set the goal to be more social, both with current friends and reconnecting with old ones. I’ve gone to three different high schools in my four high school years which equals quite a few friends at quite a few different places. One of those high schools was a boarding school that I was a day student at because it is literally right down the street from my house. Therefore, it is pretty easy to drive over there and havea snack or a chat or a chat while eating a snack with freshman year friends every now and then. My other high school is in Spain, making my friends there a bit more difficult to keep in touch with, but I have managed to set up three Skype dates with people there in the past month and a half.
My fourth goal was just to take the extra time that I currently have on my hands and be a nicer house guest, because that is kind of what I am–a house guest. Not that I ever think of myself in that sense (as being a house guest), because I do think that it is my parents’ job to provide me with a home and food, but hey, they’re doing their job and I feel like it is my job to appreciate them a little more than I maybe have been. This means driving my sisters whenever they can’t, and going to the grocery store every now and then, and smiling/being happy/telling them how awesome they are, and etc.
So far, my goals are going pretty well. I only have another 15 days until golf season begins so we’ll see how I keep them up, I suppose.