It's spring break for UVA students, and I've been spending it by volunteering at middle schools, tutoring kids. It's the middle of the semester - spring 2020. Feelings - it's all going by so quickly.
Guess what? It’s my favorite time of the year again. And yes, I am saying that after Christmas has passed.
This is the perfect time to look back on your New Year’s Resolutions and see how far you’ve come. Often, we leave our goals on pieces of paper that we haven’t returned to after New Years. At the end of the year, we are struck with the feeling that we didn’t do anything worth celebrating. (Which is why we ALL need to journal, but that’s another post!)
Hey y’all! Long time, no blog. It’s been quite a minute since I sat and talked with you all, and so I just wanted to write an update letting you all know how I’ve been. I am currently at home in New York City. The weather has been amazing here. I finished my freshman year classes on April 30th, and I finished my final exams on May 10th. However, I only got back home on last Friday, May 18th.
I’m currently in my 3rd week in my 2nd semester of first year. It’s the most unreal thing to be back and yet it feels as natural as ever (if that makes any sense). This month my music taste kind of reverted to my high school self. For most of high school. I really liked rock and pop punk - Pierce the Veil and Evanescence. Similar to my 2018 self (so far away), I’ve listened to worship and but I’ve been loving Boston Manor and My Epic - just really cool bands at the moment. I’ve even gotten back into listening to Tonight Alive. Anyway, here's my life update!
No matter what time of year, we can always try improving and becoming the best versions of ourselves. It’s when we give way to our desires of the now that our ambition and productivity stops. We try to serve ourselves via instant gratification, forgetting the progress we’ve made leading up to this point. We have to remind ourselves of where we want to go, and how to get there.
I absolutely love New Year's! There’s something about having a fresh start and knowing that everyone gets a do-over, some motivation to get started on those dreams we lose in the day to day life. Some people hate New Year's because they feel like they never get to their dreams. But to me, everyone acknowledges that we all need a clean slate after some pretty rough days.