20 New Years Resolutions Most College Students Will Make But Not Follow Through On

20 New Years Resolutions Most College Students Will Make But Not Follow Through On

It's up to you to make them happen.

Almost everyone makes yearly resolutions on New Years about the things they will do better or be better at next year. Making a New Years resolutions can also help you focus on smaller things you want to make better about yourself. Having too many resolutions can be quite unrealistic and stressful. Here are some resolutions college students will make, but probably not follow through on:

1. Not skipping any classes

2. Reading all of the books for a class

3. Getting all papers done way in advance

4. Not pulling all-nighters

5.Participating in all their classes

6. Completing an 8 am class

7. Dressing in anything other than sweatpants

8. Getting to class early

9. Spend less money on food

10.Getting 8 hours of sleep a night

11. Being prepared for class

12. Not being late for class

13. Sitting in the front row

14. Participating in campus activities

15. Making it to the gym everyday

16. Not procrastinating

17. Studying for all your exams

18. Meeting with all your professors

19. Using a planner

20. Completing all practice homework

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It's All Yours

Run with passion.

There are so many pressures that we feel as we enter the stages of even thinking about college. All throughout high school, we hear those words. “Get ready for college," “start applying," “start touring." Everywhere you turn you’re encouraged to seek a college education and put in classes that are labeled as “advanced." This is so that by the time we get to college we basically are supposed to know what we are doing for the rest of our lives.

Wrong. Never believe this.

People spend their whole lives searching for their calling and what they are truly meant to do and sometimes don’t find it until way later in life.

And that is okay.

Go to college as undeclared and search for what drives you and pushes you to be passionate. Or, change your major four times because at the end of the day college is about finding the career path that will make your life abundantly happy and go for it. Life isn’t about following a set of rules that society has always said are “right," it’s about the things that make us who we are and that isn’t always what is considered “normal” because we are all unique.

This year I changed my major for the second time, and it took a lot for me to actually go through with it. Changing majors for the second time meant changing career paths completely, and that was scary. Leaving what I had planned to do for the rest of my life (and had interned and apprenticed for, for the past three years) was not easy. It meant taking a leap of faith out of my comfort zone and into a field that I wasn’t as familiar with.

It meant wanting to see my dreams through and come true.

And I did it. I had to. For my sanity and for settling the possibility of a what if in my life, I had to.

Now, I am happy and successfully chasing my dreams. I am nowhere near reaching my goals yet but the passion I have for it will carry me and will keep me from burning out.

All this to say, don’t let anyone tell you that you have to do what society has pinned as “right”. There is no “right time” to finish college or to get engaged/married, or to change careers even. Life is different and exquisitely beautiful for everyone because we are all different. It would be so incredibly boring if we were all the same.

That’s all for now loves.

As Always,

Xoxo

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