Life of a Blogger: Goals and Dreams

Honestly, I don’t really know what I want to do with my future yet. I’m pretty fickle so far because I don’t know what it is I really have a passion for. I do have some definite goals that I want to achieve although most of them are academic goals.

Academically, I want to be able to manage straight A’s throughout high school and as close to a 98% as possible. I might not end up going to an Ivy League college but I want to at least be able to give myself the chance to get in if I want to. For the AP classes I’m taking, I want to try to get a 4-5 on the AP test. It’s going to require extensive studying but I’m going to try my best to do it.

Clearly I want to get into an out-of-state college and graduate but  I still have no idea what I’m going to major in. Maybe something medical? An anesthesiologist or psychiatrist sounds cool but I’m not sure if I’m cut out for it. Other days I wonder if I could be a celebrity. It keeps changing.

As for other goals, I want to move up to the third level of orchestra for the next school year. I want to improve my piano skills and find a way to increase the amount I dance. Drink more water and go to sleep earlier.

I would include blog goals but I already made a post about it earlier this year. To summarize, I want to increase variety on my blog, read a larger amount of genres, schedule earlier, etc. See the original post here.

I dream of the day when I can learn hip-hop. Because I can’t find classes where I live. They might be around here somewhere but I can’t find them.

I dream of being able to sleep enough on a daily basis. It’s a futile goal I’m working on.

This is quite possibly the cheesiest thing ever but I do wish to fall in love one day. I don’t really dream about it; I have better things to do. But after reading so many cheesy love stories, it’s something I hope will happen.

I have a bucket list of things I want to do… but none of them are actually “dreams”. They include stuff like travel and cool things that I’d want to be able to do. I’d include it but if I don’t complete some of the things on the list, it’s not going to be the end of the world.

What are some things that you dream of doing? What goals have you set?

2015 New Years Resolutions

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Let’s talk 2015 goals and resolutions.

2014 passed very very quickly and I, like most people, epically failed at trying to complete 50% of my resolutions. One of my goals was to drink more water. Did I succeed?

I made it halfway there.

I also had the goal to sleep more after watching a lovely ASAPScience video that made me fear for my brain health.

Even after becoming paranoid, that goal still died.

So this year I’m going to be realistic (or as realistic as I can be).

Non-Blog-Related Resolutions

The goal to drink more water still stands. I think it’s a manageable goal that I can probably stick to better than per say, trying to make sure I sleep at 10:00 every night.

Balance out my extracurricular activities and school. I really need to spend more time studying. AP tests are coming up soon and I’m screwed if I don’t study.

Actually do my Kumon before the night it’s due. Kumon is a type of educational extracurricular where you get extra homework to “enrich” your skills in reading or math. You get a packet a day for homework and I procrastinate so much that I finish it the Sunday before they’re due. It sucks. I need to stop doing that.

Become less ugly at times. I don’t mean “ugly” as in my face and body looks ugly (although I should probably exercise more than I do). I feel like last year I acted way too carefree, so much that I came off as mean. I don’t want to become really rude (although it might just be a combination of fatigue and frustration) and I want to develop more control.

Practice piano more. I’m horrible with practice. I need to practice a lot more.

Reading and Blog-Related Resolutions

I also want to try to make my reading more varied. The contemporary to horror ratio last year was just sad. It was like 15:1. I’m going to try to even that out more.

Not only am I going to vary my reading, I also will try to catch up on all the popular YA series. The Selection books, Mara Dyer, Throne of Glass, etc, etc. I really need to be able to understand and relate to those books posts more.

Follow and comment on more blogs. This is a goal that I want to try to instill but I barely have enough time to post on my own blog so this might have to be pushed back a little.

Post on my blog more regularly and try to schedule two weeks in advance. This is going to be one of the harder ones because I don’t know if I’m going to be able to manage this one. I have a tendency to finish the post at one in the morning and then scheduling it to go up five hours later. Obviously I’m not going to try to post everyday even if I would in an ideal world. It’s just not practical for me.

Have more variety, rather than a series of blog memes. I want to set my blog apart from other ones.

Write my reviews sooner. Write them as soon as I can. Or at least write part of it asap. I’m also trying to start writing down my thoughts as I read in a notebook so I can add more quotes and specific examples.

Blog more about my life. Reading is, in a way, part of my lifestyle. I want to make my blog a piece of my personality rather than just books (even if I love them). I know that some people don’t particularly care about it, but it’s kind of like a destresser for me.

I probably have more goals this year than just this. These are just a couple of the ideas that I came up with on the spot.