Today I had my last classes of Sophomore year. It is completely mind-blowing how fast college goes. It’s so cliche, but people don’t lie when they tell you to enjoy every minute of it. I’ve been having a rough last few weeks and I keep saying that I can’t wait until the semester is over because of how horrible and stressful things can get, but looking back, it’s been a great year!
Last August I made myself an Sophomore year a to-do list. Let’s see how well I did.
Step out of my comfort zone.This goal has been fulfilled in so many ways. I’ve done a lot of networking this year, especially this past semester. I attended ECAASU, went to several career fairs, joined clubs with many networking opportunities, and just made a lot of new friends this semester within my major and minors. Socially, I have definitely worked hard at stepping out of my comfort zone. And guess what? It gets a little uncomfortable. Now that I’m not afraid to attend networking events, I need to work on going up to people and talking to them. I talked to a woman who did a talk here at UD and I found out that she can connect me with an organization that does exactly what I want to do. The little things add up. I’ve also academically stepped out my my comfort zone, taking courses in disciplines that I have never taken before, and doing well in them. It’s eye-opening how much you can do once you put yourself in a position to do these previously unimaginable things. Get out there.Definitely. Shall I list all the officer positions I now hold? I’m on the executive board of a total of 4 clubs, including business and culture clubs. I’m on the flute staff for the next marching band season as well. I just need to flesh out my reach to service and community service. It’s really odd that I don’t regularly volunteer while wanting to work in the non-profit sector. Stay healthy.I’m not really sure how this one went. My diet has not had a spectacular track record this semester, however I have started weight lifting in the gym twice a week. (I skipped today because I had to study for an exam…) Let me just tell you that there is nothing more intimidating than huge muscular guys lifting 200 pounds to a petite Asian girl in the weight room. But I’m determined. I will become not only mentally strong, but physically. Work hard, party… a little.To keep it short and simple, yes, this goal can be checked off. ;) Don’t worry, I didn’t go too crazy. But to be honest, I prefer the quiet lifestyle.
- Be efficient. My no all-nighter record is still going strong. So time-wise, I guess so. I really tried to clean out my wardrobe and utterly failed. I like my thrifty finds too much.
Dress for success.This one gets problematic on those bad days. I think I’m getting closer to finding my “personal style” though. It’s a hectic, schizophrenic journey but Im getting there. I also recently bought a lot of new business casual-type clothes for my internship this summer. I’m hoping to integrate some of those pieces into my everyday wear.
- Maintain my Etsy shop. This one’s gonna have to be a no. I think I’m finally giving up on Etsy. Commission from friends and family are always welcome, though. As much as I love knitting, when something becomes your “job” you tend to like it less. It’s proven by management theories that I learned in class as well. Right now, I want to focus on finding that dream job that I’m imagining and working towards it.
Get paid.You are looking at UD’s Lerner College Career Services new Student Assistant. In time I will soon be a resume master. I mean, I’m pretty close. Just look at this bangin’ resume. I am so glad that I can count on having this position until I graduate, as long as I don’t screw anything up. It’s part-time and it’s almost minimum wage but it’s money. Study abroad.This can officially be checked off May 31st once I land in Hong Kong! Check out my study abroad blog for more on it.
I completed almost everything on my list. And I’m alive and have a GPA I’m proud of. And I have a nice start for new goals for the next year.
This school year has been so enlightening for me. I think I am finally figuring out what I want to do after college. I am finding causes and careers that I am passionate about. I am learning things about myself, what I’m good at and what I need to work on. I’m going to do my best to make the most of these last two years!