Here is how my first term goals set in October translated into reality:
- Get a job and work 20 hours a week: Yes! It took a while to find something right but I’m so happy at my pub job and sometimes get to work more than 20 hours a week!
- Meet up with Buddies twice a month: The semester really escaped me but I got to meet up with them twice this term and hopefully once more before the winter break.
- Get involved with societies: I am loosely involved with Rewilding Sussex, but next term, I hope that we get off the ground and have more activities. I also hope to get involved in already established societies to meet more people with similar interests.
- Read one book a month: More or less! One bad book will really slow me down but once I start a new, better one, there’s no stopping me!
- Stick to my budget: My budget kind of fell apart once I started making all sorts of exceptions, but I’m not totally broke yet so I must be doing something right. In all seriousness, I hope to get back on track with my spending in the new year.
- Watch two documentaries every month: I watched a few this term, but will try better in the new year. Send me your suggestions (I’m most interested in anything nature).
- Go out on the town once a week: I only went for a night out a few times this term and my time in town is usually spent doing errands, but I’m not too bothered.
- Skype with family and friends back home every other week: I Skype with my family regularly, but I need to make better time to see my oh so busy friends back home.
- Try three new recipes every month: This has been going really well! Check out what I’ve tried in my cooking tag.
- Listen to new music (two albums a week): Not as much as I’d like as I spend time I’d usually listen to music (on public transit) reading.
- Complete Red List training: Not yet.
- Beautify Twitter, Pinterest and Bloglovin’: Twitter; mostly. Pinterest and Bloglovin’; not quite.
- R training: My course actually held a workshop for R basics that I mostly attended and hope to catch up on before second semester.
Photo credit: Drew Taylor