My Goals to overcome this Fall!

This new semester honestly has felt like someone came and ran me over with a bus.

Although, some haven’t started school, here in New Mexico State in Las Cruces, New Mexico we have and I am already looking forward to Thanksgiving. All of while, I completely enjoy school, but this semester has already become one of my toughest.

For starters I am taking six classes, which is eighteen credit hours. I am now the Chapter Correspondent for this campus chapter. I feel blessed that I was chosen, but now the pressure comes. I, along other students will be participating in an advertising competition, which will take some time out of my weeks. All of this, which is amazing, has all been somewhat overwhelming. Here is what I am going to do and actions I am going to take to concur this fall semester.


  • Stay organized

I am a self-proclaimed organizer. I love planning. Using a planner is one my necessities in College. I will never understand how other people can live without one. My life is a complete mess, especially in school if I don’t have one with me.


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  • Read my Syllabus

It’s something so simple and yet many of us don’t do it. When I first started school here at NMSU I was mentally prepared. I had all of my syllabi in a binder ready, but this fall I’ve slacked off with it entirely. By October or sooner I am planning on getting everything back on track.

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Another easy thing I can do but of course! I, too struggle with time management just like everyone else from time to time. Slowly but surely I am getting back into things after not being in school for three months.


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  • Stay off NETFLIX!


One other thing that I plan to do as far as discipline is to stop watching Netflix when I could be studying.  It’s just one of those little sacrifices that I have to do in order to graduate. I don’t want to do it, but I have to. I think we can all agree that sometimes watching Netflix while we are under pressure can be somewhat of a good adrenaline rush. For sure last year, I was always watching a new show or re-watching a show, but I feel that now if I do that knowing I have homework or readings to do feels like a waste of time. This fall this is one challenge I am really planning on overcoming because there is absolutely no way I will be at school more than I have to or fail a class because I didn’t give it my best.


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Hopefully as I am preaching this to myself you also have taken this into consideration. I know I am not only student who struggles with all of this after coming back from a three-month summer vacation. Good luck to my fellow Aggies and good luck to all my fellow college students. Getting back to rhythm of things is tough, but we are tougher.