We’re halfway through April, so I’m technically late for a goal update! I have only 2 weeks left of college (!), and I remember that during my last goal update I unofficially culled some goals, so this will likely be a bit shorter than normal.
- Be intentional about communication, especially with roommates. Well, I am glad I made this goal, because otherwise I may not have said anything to my roommate when I came home one night to see her boyfriend, who I’ve never met, drunk and standing in doorway of my apartment in only his boxers. To say that was an uncomfortable, infuriating situation is a huge understatement. But because I did have this goal, and because my boyfriend, who was with me when I happened upon that lovely scene, was also very angry, I quelled my hatred of confrontation and talked to her the next day. And because she is a nice person, she apologized, and has talked to her boyfriend. And we are both moving out in three weeks, so hopefully it won’t happen again.
- Get physically stronger, or failing that, just don’t be a couch potato. This was one of the goals I almost threw out the window, but modified instead. However, since getting a new phone, I discovered a fabulous yoga app. I expect to have more specific goals to use it when I start my new round of goals after graduation! I may even give the app its own review post, because I am loving it.
- Read more non-white authors. I’m honestly not even actively trying to find these anymore, since I already had several great ones on my TBR in March. But great-sounding books keep appearing in my path, and they keep being by non-white authors. I’m not complaining. Check out my TBR.
- Food: Cook, and stick to $15/month on coffee. Cooking is now an opportunistic thing. But I have stuck to my coffee budget, even though I’m already at my limit for April due to a $6 boutique coffee shop honey lavender latte. No regrets.
- COB Ambassadors: all goals on this have been killed. RIP.
- Apply to 5ish jobs a month. Yep, still doing this. Doesn’t seem like it’s paying off, though. It’s starting to stress me out.
That’s it for the goals. Here’s to the home stretch to graduation.
I’m going to be attending a public university after high school, and I’m freaked out about crazy stuff like what happened with your roommate’s boyfriend happening…that’s why I’m deciding I think I’d rather live on off-campus housing, though of course that doesn’t guanrantee that kind of stuff isn’t going to happen still.
Don’t let my story deter you from having a great time! The friends I met freshman year in the dorms are still some of my closest ever. My thoughts for you: 1. Yeah, weird stuff happens from time to time, both on campus and off (I’m actually off). But, that’s just life, and a little communication really does go a long way. 2. You may be better off in on-campus housing, since there are generally more restrictions about quiet hours and whatnot, and there are RAs to help you handle the really bad situations. 3. Roommate contracts are never a bad idea. It sounds odd, and some people may be put off by it, but it can help avoid situations like mine (I was advised to draw up a roommate contract and didn’t — maybe I should have).
I wish you great luck, regardless of what you do!