2014 is another new addition to my ever-growing list of “Years That Came and Went”. Still a relatively good year, of course, but once in a while I can’t help but feel that I should make the best out of my life (Like finally studying properly! 😐 )
It’s a new year now, so it’s definitely a new beginning, right? What better time is there to say, “I’m FINALLY going to do what I’ve been meaning to complete for so long!” Which basically boils down to “I’m going to stop procrastinating!”
I’ve decided to stick to my New Year’s resolution of kicking the habit of procrastination. No more avoiding it like the coward I’ve been anymore; it’s high time I face it. And this blog will be a testament to my perseverance! Perhaps I should put my future exam results here, so that I’ll be able to track my improvement and progress through my four years of university, and then we will eventually know if hard work truly pays off.
Goals for 2015!
My other goals for this year are also nothing life-changing, just little things to aim for and work towards, regardless of how slowly I get there. In a list format,
1 Make More Friends
Ever since I was young, I’ve always found it difficult to start talking to people I’ve only just met. Not that I’m anti-social, it’s more of an unavoidable initial awkwardness that dissipates after the first few conversations or so. In the past, classes were usually fixed, so making friends wasn’t a problem 🙂 But now in university, the number of close friends I have are really, really few 😦 Tried talking to some of my classmates, but it simply felt different from when I was in secondary school or junior college. Perhaps it’s because of the humongous gap in mental maturity between them and me. Why are all the other university students so smart and confident?
Wish I wasn’t so awkward.
2 Get Better Grades
Getting passing grades in my first semester is something that I’m really grateful for, especially since many of my exam papers were submitted with giant blanks everywhere in the open-ended questions. For my programming module, CS1010E, ALL my questions were blank, except the multiple choice questions, where I randomly picked options to shade. I should bring some dice into the exam hall next time.
But simply passing won’t do, I guess. Especially since my parents have spent thousands of dollars on my education and I’m just sitting there, doodling at the side columns of my exam paper while crying internally… I have to aim for something higher, I guess. While graduating with simply Honors would be great already, I’ve set my sights on graduating with Honors with a Distinction! With a Cumulative Average Point of 4.17 presently, I might actually get it, as long as I manage to get A- and B+ grades for all my modules! Completely crazy, but I have to try, eh?
3 Learn to Cook Food Better
By “Food”, I actually mean food items that don’t include instant noodles, baked beans and canned soups. Chicken flavoured instant noodles are so delicious, especially with an egg to accompany it, mmm! XD If only I could create a healthy, nutritious variant of it. If only.
I’ve tried to cook a few times before, with half my dishes magically tasting delicious, and the other half turning out to be a barely edible mess. Still can’t believe how I could screw up FRIED RICE ._, Then again, for a first attempt, at least it was edible. Stomachs still have to be filled somehow, right?
Hopefully I’ll squeeze out the time to prepare more dishes, so that eventually I’ll be able to cook meals for myself without having to fall back to backup plans. There’s always an extra pack of instant noodles in the cupboard.
4 Continue Updating this Blog
Sounds like the easiest goal on this list. How hard can it possibly be to post a minimum of 300 words almost every week, for 52 weeks, until the end of the year? Right?
If I have to lower my “minimum words” limit that I’ve imposed on myself a mere two weeks ago, I might as well give up on blogging. 😦
We’ve reached the end of my list.
I wanted to put another goal on this list, but I realised that it would conflict terribly with everything else on it. It’s called “Fully Complete Skyrim”. Not viable at all, know that I’ve already sunk in 103 hours into the game during this holiday. Oh well, the dragons shall wait till the Dragonborn finishes university.
To anyone still reading this, can you post a random comment so that I can see if the comment section is even working? Still relatively new to WordPress, I’m rather overwhelmed by all the options for EVERYTHING. 😮
Have a great 2015, and good luck in fulfilling your own New Year’s Resolutions, however impossible they may seem! 😀