REFLECTORIAL: On resolutions …
-The Reflector Staff
Welcome back and welcome to 2016. While the ending of winter break tends to be quite bittersweet, new beginnings can make for some really positive changes. While we all make jokes about the ‘new years resolutions that are never kept,’ maybe this year can be a bit different.
Make a resolution to yourself, and make a commitment to bettering yourself and focusing on your education, I know that might seem a bit lame, but consider a few things.
1. Whether you are paying or your parents are or the government is, post-secondary education is not cheap, and you are paying to be here, if you break it down each class is about $32, so each class missed is $32 dollars out of someone’s pocket, and that is just unnecessary.
2. You are here because you clearly at some point felt it was important, so act like it. If you aren’t taking something you are interested in, then change it! It is never too late to start doing something you actually love, because trust me, it is way more interesting to sit through class when you are interested in what you are learning.
3. Take general education courses seriously, which to be honest; I need to take my own advice on. Yes, they are frustrating and can sometimes seem redundant, but pick something you might actually like to know more about. You never know, it could spark a new interest.
4. Stay on top of readings and assignments. When you let them go, they become crazy daunting, so stay on track, it is a lot less overwhelming than doing it all at once.
With every good “to-do” list, there is an amazing counter, “not to-do” list.
1. Don’t get drunk every night. We have all been there. Of course, it is a great time going out with friends, forgetting about the week that has past, but spending every night and day at The Hub may no be the greatest idea. Focus instead.
2. Don’t be the person everyone hates in a group project. Contribute! There is nothing worse than having a dead weight in your group, and you have to share the grade with them. It’s better to be the all-star than the dud.
3. Don’t let your studies come in second. Make school a priority, because the ‘real world’ will be here sooner than you think. So enjoy school while it lasts.
Whatever it is that you choose to focus on this year, give it your all, and tell us about it! Tweet
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