I’ve never believed in making New Year’s Resolutions, because honestly, they always seemed like a bit of a cop-out to me. Trust me, the symbolism behind starting a new year, getting a fresh start, and all that jazz is not lost on me, but I always felt that if you really wanted to achieve something, you’d start it right then and there instead of waiting until the following New Year’s Day to implement it. Thus, here I am, saying TO HELL with New Year’s Resolutions – this year, I’m doing summer resolutions!
I guess for me I’ve been thinking about goals lately because this past June, I have had absolutely NOTHING to do and as a result have all the time to do all the things I want to do when I don’t have time for them (yes – that was a confusing sentence). Since the start of the month, I can proudly say that I have worked out at least 4 out of the 7 days of the week (most weeks I work out 5 – every weekday!), have completed all my course readings, have made my bed every single morning, as well as consistently kept my living space organized. Score!
That said there’s tons and tons more that I want to do. Among the list are as follows:
- Get my driver’s license
I’m not going to deny it, I am mildly ashamed that I am 21 years of age and without a valid license to operate a car in BC. It’s not really matter of need; I mean, if I really needed to drive to get places, I would have my license by now. It just so happens that my home is very centrally located and near major transportation routes meaning that it is fairly easy to get to places by public transit. Plus, the more I think about it, the less I want to own or drive a car unless absolutely necessary given the fact that owning a car really maximizes your ecological footprint – something I really am NOT interested in. That said, a license would definitely be helpful for those times when driving is necessary – say, when I want to buy a sofa. Or go on an abrupt weekend rendezvous to Whistler. You know.
- Seriously look into an exchange or international internship for my last year in school
I’ve been bitten by the travel bug since I was, say, 15? And I haven’t had time to itch it! I figure that it’s probably most ideal to get my travelling done over the course of my undergraduate education, and plus, that way I can kill two birds with one stone – get credits studying at an international university, and do some travelling! Sounds like a wonderful plan, yes?
- Start researching for my honours thesis
- Organize/decorate my bedroom
I’ve lived in this house for almost four years now. It’s the third home I’ve lived in, and though I love it, I still haven’t had the opportunity to really make my bedroom mine. I’ve always been interested in interior design and architecture, although I have maintained that I was somehow born without an artistic bone in my body so this innate love for aesthetics somehow never really manifests itself into anything truly amazing. That said, I really want to make my bedroom/bathroom a livable space and I’ve been slowly making progress through the years…I just really have to get on with it and figure it all out!
- Begin actually planning what I want to do with the rest of my life
Probably the scariest resolution. But I like to think that almost everyone has the same one!