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The Ultimate College Goals List


I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I graduated with my BFA degree.

I still remember applying to the school, getting in, traveling thousands of miles away from home, and barely surviving my first semester.

This time, I didn’t have any family or close friends with me.

I was on my own, and I had to learn how to do a lot of things on my own. There were still many times when I had to call my mom and ask for guidance.

Looking back and seeing where I am now, physically, professionally, and emotionally, I am incredibly grateful for those years.

Would I have wanted to do more? Definitely.

But I think I came out of there feeling prouder of myself than I ever thought I would have been able to.

College is not as intimidating as movies make them out to be.

Focus on why you’re there.

Find a group of people whose values align with yours and who uplift and support you with your endeavors (be sure to be the same person for them as well).

Things will get stressful. When they do, it is okay to take a break. Go out for a walk. Call a loved one. Eat. Sleep. Stay hydrated.

YOU CAN DO IT. You are a firecracker, and it would take a lot to put your flames down.

The goals list is intended to cover all years spent in college. Some can be aimed to achieve every semester or every school year. Some can be one-time goals or goals that are exciting and challenging to achieve multiple times.

The goals are focused on student life and anything related to, well, school.

Lastly, you do not have to do everything on the list. The important thing is to be able to accomplish as many as you feel comfortable on taking on – whether they’re something challenging for you or something you’ve been wanting to do and can’t wait to cross out. Feel free to revise any of these as you wish as well. If you’re not into sports, instead of joining a sports team, you can enter any other club that your school offers as a substitute.

Making the Most of Our College Years

I am fortunate to have attended two different colleges that allowed me to experience two completely different college lifestyles.

Of course, there are times when I wish I could have done more things to make them as exciting and memorable as I would’ve loved them to be.

I focused a lot on my studies and left little room for personal and emotional growth. There is obviously nothing wrong with prioritizing our studies. Many of us are paying out of pocket or taking on student loans to be able to attend such *expensive* schools.

I mean that I wish I had managed my time more wisely so that I would have been able to also give attention to other areas of my life.

Studying takes up a lot of time, especially on subjects we struggle with. But let’s not forget to take care of our mind, body, and soul every now and then. They mean a lot more to us than we give them credit for.

To the current and upcoming college students, take it one day at a time and believe and continue working on yourself and your abilities.

Manage your time wisely and do your best in everything assigned to you.

Ask for help when you need it.

Socialize and network.


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What is your favorite college memory? If you’re still in college, what’s been your favorite experience so far, and what are some of your top experiences that you’d still like to accomplish?

Keep being inspired and take care always,


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