Here we are, standing on the precipice of 2015, looking out at what is to come. This year promises big events in my life, like another semester in Heidelberg, my 20th birthday, a possible summer internship, my first car, and many more. Although I am admittedly bad at keeping New Year’s resolutions, I do like to take time to reflect on the past year and choose a few things I’d like to do differently in the next one. So, without further ado, here are five goals I am striving for in 2015:
1. Drink more water- This seems simple, but I know it will make a huge difference in my health. I bought a new water bottle, and plan to have it on me at all times this semester.
2. Sleep more consistently- My sleep schedule last semester was very inconsistent, and my energy level suffered. I hope to establish a more consistent bed time routine and stick to it, no matter how hard it may be in the crazy, late-night environment of Moore Haus!
3. Try not to stress too much over school work- If you read this post, you may glean that I am a worry-wart when it comes to school. I am driven and motivated (qualities I pride myself on) but sometimes I can go overboard. This semester I will try to remember that while school is important, it is not everything. I can’t find my self worth in grades, because they are fleeting.
4. Communicate more regularly with family and friends back home- It is important to be present in the moment and enjoy my time abroad, but I also want to maintain strong relationships with those closest to me at home in California. This semester I will try to talk on the phone, text, write, or email a few select people on a more consistent basis and stay updated on their lives.
5. Read my Bible regularly- It seems like I set this resolution every year, and never follow through. But 2015 will be different! I am leading a women’s bible study this semester, and we will be working through certain books of the Bible, so I know I will be in the word more often (yay!).