With the first month of 2017 almost over, I wanted to compile a list of some of the things that people would like to accomplish in the new year. My fellow bloggers were kind enough to give me some of their responses, and my own is included at the very end. Honestly, if someone asked me what my New Year’s Resolution would be at the beginning of each year, my response would most likely be this:
Seriously, sleep is the best invention of our time. Whoever invented it is a genius.
Jokes aside, the New Year may seem like it comes fast every year, and it just keeps getting faster and faster as we grow. However, it is really the best time of the year to take a step back and analyze where we stand and what personal qualities need to be improved for the future. Even if I had some unpleasant experiences or difficulties in 2016, this year I can tell myself to leave those problems in the past and start fresh and improve. I hope you readers will be able to do the same. Let’s all make 2017 better.
Because it is the beginning of the semester, many students will want to focus on their schedules and prepare for exams, so this post will not be as long as the others. I really hope it can inspire students to believe they can fix whatever curve balls or RU screws they encounter.
And of course, our main objective should be to graduate and know where we want to go and what we want to do when we leave Rutgers. The holidays may be over, but certainly our time as dedicated and motivated young individuals is not. The break may have been too short, but there will be more breaks to come throughout college and throughout life. With all that being said, here are some New Years Resolutions from the SAS Honors Program Blog Staff Writers:
“Survive. And graduate.”
— Nida Saeed
“Ditto to Nida, tbh. Let’s aim for a higher GPA this semester, shall we?”
— Becky Kowalski
“Don’t be so hard on yourself and appreciate yourself every now and then.”
— Aishwarya Madhikar
“Drink more water. (Seriously, if you don’t see me with a water bottle strapped to my hand, push me into the nearest water fountain please).”
— Fairooz Khondker
“Not waste half the day sleeping — wake up at a reasonable time in the morning on days where i dont have classes or have classes in the afternoon.”
— Stephanie Smyczek
“Manage my time better(i.e. Get more of X, Y, and Z done) and make sure that I’m happy doing it.”
“Increase overall general awareness and curiosity. Whenever someone talks about something I may not know much about, I have a tendency to zone out and miss actual interaction that could benefit me. It’s good to know other aspects and events going on in the world even if it may not seem of particular interest at the time.”
I wish everyone the best of luck for the new semester! It may not be 2016 anymore, but it’s still Rutgers with the same exams and academic web registration system that helps some and hurts others, and most of the time does both.