summer deals! (11)

The first semester of my sophomore year has come to a close and it is time to reflect on the 15 goals I made over the summer. I made these goals in order to keep me on track to make the most of my semester. Lets see how well I did at reaching my goals…

  1. Higher GPA: Result- My math teacher has yet to submit my grades yet but I am going to assume that I got a B in the class. If that is the case, I did not get a higher GPA than last semester, BUT last semester I got a C and this semester I earned all A’s and B’s. I guess I am going to have to keep trying for the Dean’s list. 🙁
  2. Eat Healthier: Result- In comparison to freshman year, I did so much better. I still have a long way to go but at least I avoided the dessert bar as much as possible and stuck to one plate each meal trying to avoid seconds. 
  3. Find an Ideal Place to Study: Result-  I actually found a few different places that I enjoy working at. I always enjoy the library (it does get quite busy during finals week though) but my new favorite place is in the Student Union that just opened up at my school. It has wipe board tables, individual study rooms and lots of plugs. I love it. 
  4. Find a Balance: Result- My goal was to find a happy balance where I was able to complete all my work while leaving time to socialize. This semester I told my self I need to put schoolwork first and I was very proud that I followed through the whole semester. 
  5. Stay Active: Result- I was not as active as I wanted to be, BUT I did fall in love with Zumba and went twice a week for quite a while. 
  6. Focus on Faith: Result- Although I did not attend church on Sundays, I made sure I still was involved and spent time focusing on my Faith. I joined a 3G group through Campus Ministry. 3G stands for Grow, Gather, God. We had a daily devotional book we are supposed to read, and then every Wednesday we would meet for an hour at Starbucks and talk about it. Of course, I also attend Common Ground where we take time out of our Wednesday night to sit back, relax and sing songs of praise. 
  7. Be More Active in Clubs: Result- There are two clubs I decided to focus on this semester. The first being Club Teach: a club for students who are majoring in education and the other is my schools chapter of Her Campus. Because of how active I was, I am on the board for Club Teach and hopefully (if my application is accepted) I will be on the executive board for Her Campus. 
  8. Don’t Go Overboard on Spending Money: Result- I think I did pretty good this semester. I probably spent too much money on food though. Because of that I was not going to give my self a check mark, BUT since I got an on campus job at the Student Union, I am going to say I made up for it. 
  9. Be A Good Mentor: Result- I am a Peer Advisor at college which means I am a mentor for 20 incoming students. I find it awkward having to decide my self if I did good but after reading the comments and reviews they wrote in class, I think succeeded. I now know what I can do to improve for next time! 
  10. Read for Fun: Result- FAILED. I probably read four chapters of the book I wanted to read and then stopped.  I sure did watch a lot of Netflix though. 🙁
  11. Keep up with my Blog: Result- Due to an unfortunate situation, I lost motivation to blog for a while. I did not keep up with posting as much as I wanted to. This break I have found motivation to start back up and I am feeling confident again. Expect good things in the future. As for this goal, I give my self a sad face. 🙁
  12. Learn Guitar: Result- I picked my guitar up a few times and tried giving it a shot. I know the basic chords and a few strumming patterns. I don’t consider this a success until I am able to play a song. 🙁
  13. Get Involved in a Classroom: Result- I was able to spend 30 plus hours in a classroom for my Career Decisions class. I was able to teach lessons, interact and help with the students, decorate the classroom and so much more. I can not wait to start going again after break is over. 
  14. Go Out for Some Fun: Result- I went to Disneyland a few times, and that counts as fun for me! Actually, I kept my self very busy on the weekends, but it was always something that I enjoyed doing. I even had the opportunity to lifeguard at Catalina for a weekend. 
  15. Stay Organized: Result- By using my planner, I was able to organize my day by the hour and keep up with my To-Do list. Now this might seem excessive but I did not miss one assignment, meeting, opportunity or work shift. I am very proud of how well I managed my time. 


Goals Achieved/ Goals set = 11/15 

11 out of 15 is not too bad if you ask me. Hopefully I will 
be able to be more successful with some of these next 

What do you do to hold your self accountable for reaching your goals? Let me know, I would love to find more ways to help me reach my goals.

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15 Goals for 15 Weeks: Wrap Up!

8 thoughts on “15 Goals for 15 Weeks: Wrap Up!

  • December 29, 2015 at 8:32 am


    I was impressed with your evaluation. The clarity of the goals and the honest evaluation you gave to them is very commendable. I think the statistics say that there is a significantly higher rate of accomplishment for those who not only define their goals but write them down.

    I’m sure your parents and grand-parents are proud of you.

    Accountability you ask? Well, my cop side says it comes from having a good, same-sex friend who you trust have permission to ask you all the right questions including the closing one; “Did you just lie to me?” The Pastor Marty part says if you strive to glorify God, then we can expect the things we set as proper goals to come to fruition based on Matthew 6:33.

    Your Grampa’s cousin,
    Marty Murphy
    AKA: Pastor Marty; AKA Retired CHP Sgt. M. Murphy, #7467

    • December 29, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Hi Marty,
      Thanks for your support, it means so much!I love what you said about having a friend by your side, that really does make a difference. I find what your ‘Pastor Marty side’ says very true, the most important thing to do is strive to glorify God and everything else will fall into place, it is always great being reminded of that. Thank you 🙂


  • December 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I think finding a balance is SO important in today’s busy society. Good for you for making that goal for yourself.

  • December 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Good luck these goals are perfect I always set new goals each month here’s to us !!

  • December 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Sounds like you did a great job. Being a mentor is awesome! I also love Zumba.

  • December 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Great post. It’s always great to see if you have met your goals or not for the year. If not, it means that you have something to work on for the upcoming year, and if you did, then you can be proud of yourself for it.

  • December 30, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Great going. Even though you got 11/15, you tried at least. Keep trying and soon you will be 15 /15.
    Good luck dear:)

  • December 30, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    You had some great goals, and archieved a lot! I have no clue how going to school, studying,being in school clubs and blogging all works! You should be proud of yourself for balancing it all.


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