By: Ruben C.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Welcome back to hopefully the best five to eight minutes of your day! I say five to eight minutes because I don’t think I’ll be writing a book for my first blog of 2016. Short and sweet is what I’m looking for. I’m happy and excited to be back at Manor this semester! The last three semesters here at Manor have been great experiences for me. Each semester brought new challenges and new successes, while helping me learn to do new things. I always knew I had goals in my life, but they were just things that came and went. Now I know to plan my goals, instead of letting them come and go.
For my first blog of 2016, I’m going to let you guys in on my goals for 2016. Most of these goals are going to be school related, but I’ll probably throw one in that’s not school related.
- Get accepted into a Four year College/University. I put this goal first because it’s one of my more immediate goals. This is a goal that I know I can achieve sooner than the others. This is my short short term goal. I had a plan to graduate from Manor, but things change, and now I plan on transferring after this semester. There’s a school
on Broad Street, in Philadelphia, that I’ve always wanted to attend and graduate from. God willing, I’ll be accepted as soon as I send them the rest of the information that they need, but who knows, I could be getting accepted somewhere else too.
- Pass all my classes with an A. This is an obvious goal, everyone in school should have their eyes set on passing every class, especially with all A’s. When I was younger I used to envy those kids that got straight A’s so effortlessly, or so it seemed. Now that I’m older and in college I know that getting all A’s will not be done effortlessly, but with hard work and dedication I will do it.
- Perfect Attendance. Out of all of my school goals this is probably going to be the hardest goal for me. If you know me you know that I can be lazy from time to time, but not all the time. Me being lazy causes me to either miss a class or be late for a class. Well, not this semester. Baring any emergencies, I will make it to all of my classes! I guess my next goal should be: Stop being lazy!
- Confidence. I believe students who are confident are willing to participate in class, and willing to provide ideas, even if I’m unsure if the idea is worth anything. I want to be willing to try new things and try again if they fail. Being confident is something that will not only help me in school but in my personal life as well.
One of my more personal goals is to pray more. As a Christian I believe that prayer acts as a base for my faith, after God and Jesus Christ. It’s so easy to get caught up with school, tests, quizzes, exams, homework, friends, family and other things that I would forget to pray, or not pray enough. This semester I’m making a change. Prayer is very important to me, so my goal for this semester and for the rest of my life is to pray more. You can never pray enough.
Those are some of my goals! I’ll try my best to keep you guys updated throughout the semester, so keep coming back to read these blogs!