Learn seven ways you can stay motivated and work hard to accomplish all of your long-term goals, allowing yourself to achieve the life of your dreams.

It seems like during each new year, the concept of a “new year’s resolution” is slowly losing its appeal. More and more, you see bloggers and motivational speakers talking about how most people don’t keep resolutions throughout the year. Instead, they often recommend that you approach the new year with a different strategy, such as choosing a “word of the year” or setting smaller, month to month goals. I personally don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to tackle the new year because I’ve personally had success with both resolutions and scattered short-term goals. It all depends on the person, what works best forRead More →

With the new year quickly approaching and a few months of my new job under my belt, I decided it was time to take blogging more seriously. Since I accepted a full-time job that requires an hour commute (both ways), it took some time to adjust to my new schedule. Now that I’ve developed somewhat of a routine, I believe I can finally strive for a specific direction for this blog and achieve some goals within the new year.Read More →

A couple of weeks ago I experienced my official college graduation commencement. I actually finished school back in December, but was finally able to walk the stage last weekend. Going back to campus and hearing many of my old classmates have amazing careers made me critically think about my own goals and expectations. I may not have a full on “career” just yet, but I decided it was time to reevaluate smaller aspects of my life that were somewhat ignored in college. I shared an amazing article on my Facebook page that gave you 60 small goals to change your life in 100 days. The author mentioned that small changes canRead More →

Now that I have officially completed college, it’s time to look back at all the goals I made for the semester, and see the progress (or lack of) that I made for each goal! Avoid procrastinating – I was definitely better at this for this last semester than I have in the past. Midterms was a bit of a struggle with it but I definitely finished strong with planning early and avoiding Netflix as much as possible to focus on finals and my last huge group projects due at the end of the semester. Earn at least one “A” in my classes – I still haven’t gottenRead More →

At the beginning of the semester, I created a quick list of goals I wanted to complete throughout my finals months of college. Now that I’ve completed midterms and I’m officially halfway through the semester, I thought it’d be fun to go through each goal and see the progress I’ve been making (or lack of progress….sadly). Avoid procrastinating – I have yet to stay up extremely late to work on an assignment, project, or study for a test, which I’m very proud of. During midterms I had a report, slideshow, three exams, and a presentation all in a span of two days, and I stillRead More →

One of my new favorite blogs, Dani Dearest, recently posted an article about her goals for the Fall 2015 semester. As I was reading, my wheels started turning and I realized it would probably be a good idea to create some goals of my own for this semester, especially because it’s my last semester in college. As the semester progresses, I’ll try to keep you guys posted to see I completed any of these goals. I may even edit this list every once in a while! Here are some goals I created for my final semester before I graduate: Avoid procrastinating – I rarely flat-outRead More →