My 2019 College Resolutions

College things I want to change in 2019!

In my first term, freshmen year, I have learned and experienced so many new things. College is a time for exploration and change, going from a high school setting to a university setting. Firstly, I am living without my parents for the first time. I’m living in the city after growing up in the suburbs. I have so many more responsibilities, from school work to simply feeding myself. This time in my life is a time where I can discover and improve upon myself. Here, I tell you what my 2019 college resolutions are.

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As I said before, my college classes differ so greatly from my high school classes. Professor’s main job is to give a syllabus and to teach. Unlike high school, they don’t remind you to complete assignments. Everything is on your own. With that being said, my first New Year’s resolution is to be more organized. I can't stress how important organization is, especially in a college setting. Being more organized can be done in a variety of ways, from regularly using a planner to establishing a study plan. It takes an effort to change a set way of life, but by being more organized, you are bound to do way better in classes.

My second New Year’s resolution is to get more involved, particularly in clubs that are related to my major. With “real life” coming my way in five years, I need to improve on my professional skills and build connections. By joining more business clubs, I will not only gain more insight into my major, but I will also be networking and establishing relationships that will hopefully help me land a job in the future. Plus, it’s a great way for me to make more friends!

Speaking of making more friends, my third resolution is to be more open. This can mean a variety of different things, from trying new foods to hanging out with different people. Entering college, I had already met my friend group from a summer program we all participated in. Because of that, I have yet to make any more friend groups. Don’t get me wrong, I love and appreciate my current group of friends, but I think it will be beneficial to make friends from other majors, or maybe even other business students.

A fourth resolution is to go to the gym more. I think a lot of people will agree that it is hard to stick to a gym schedule, especially in busy times of the school year when work piles up. While I have been going more often than before, it is important that I stay adamant in keeping with that routine. Not only will it serve as a great stress reliever, but it will also keep me healthy and happy.

Last, but not least, my fifth New Year’s resolution is to explore more. It is incredibly easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of college life. Sometimes, it’s even hard to leave the room to get some food. But by staying on campus/in my room all the time, I am missing a multitude of experiences. Especially because I live in Philadelphia, one of the biggest cities in the country, there is always something to do. From Penn’s Landing to Dilworth Park to the Magical Gardens, there is no excuse for me to not be exploring… except for maybe the college budget, but that’s not the point.

College will be one of the best five years I ever experience. There are so many chances and opportunities here, that it’s almost overwhelming. By setting my college New Year’s resolutions, I know what five things I want to improve upon the most. Cheers to 2019 and to my future college endeavors!