New Semester Resolutions

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Yes, it’s the end of January, but my life seems to be driven more by the academic calendar than the calendar year, so it seems like this resolutions post comes just in time.

In writing this post (and making sure that I hadn’t already written a New Year’s Resolution post because it’s 3 weeks into the new year and that seems like something I’d do…), I reread all of my posts this month. I saw a pretty clear theme. This month has been about finding calm in the storm, taking time to appreciate the beauty of moments, and taking a breath.

And that’s what I want this semester to be.

Here are my resolutions for this semester:

  1. Cook more. Eat out less.
  2. Spend more time with my family. Limit weekend and nightly commitments to what is REALLY important to me.
  3. Check in with an accountability partner before taking on ANY new commitments.
  4. Get 7+ hours of sleep per night.
  5. Run a half marathon in under 2 hours.
  6. Take a moment out of every day to reflect (and breathe).
  7. Write (something besides e-mail) everyday.
  8. Use my voice to advocate, in some way, everyday.

Any (academic) friends want to share their resolutions with me for this spring semester (or winter/ spring quarter)? Or anyone want to check-in with me to make sure these resolutions stick? ¬†Growth is about accountability and this semester, I’m committed to growing in peace and community.

One thought on “New Semester Resolutions

  1. Thank you for your thoughts and posting them, l find l want to cry and want to laugh, l want to transcend the trauma of my past and want to acknowledge and let go of past wounds.
    I want to live freely and not be governed consciously or unconsciously by my fears.
    It is hard, yet so easy.
    Maturity has a lot to do with it and too late I have learned to let go of the childish things.

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