Natalie Rohman

A Chicago Girl Paving Inspiration

My December Goals

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As November and Thanksgiving are suddenly whisked away in the chaos of all things December, I find myself alone at my local library trying to think of things that I hope to accomplish over this next month while I am still at home from college for break. It's remarkable to see just how fast time really does fly by and I know that this break from school is just to prepare me for the next six months I have ahead of me. 

I am nearly halfway through my freshman year of college and I think it's been pretty good. It was mostly adjusting to college itself and having to live away from home, but it has been an overall positive learning experience for me. I feel like I can get through the rest of the year; I'm familiar with the campus, I'm involved in at least one organization at the moment, I have a solid few friends, and my classes are changing. 
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01. My hope for this month is to really keep up with yoga. I actually froze my account after summer and never really got into my normal routine once school started. I mean, I think I get a pass for being a freshman in college, but recently I have felt like my motivation has lacked. I don't know if it's just a phase or a "funk." I just went to yoga this morning, but when I wake up every day, all I want to do is sleep in! I keep pushing myself, though. I know it's good for me and I feel amazing after and very productive with my start to the day.

02. I don't really want my need to go out and buy gifts to make me stressed or be at the forefront of my mind. My neighbors and I do a Christmas party every year now and we have a secret Santa and a white elephant. Basically, we buy a gift for someone in our friend group and then we wrap up some cheap object to pass around the circle as someone reads a story along with it. I am looking forward to all things Christmas, but over the past couple of years, I haven't really thought of the things that matter like being with the people I love.

03. My other goal this month is to make my resume. Uh, Natalie, you're in college! Why do you need one? Well, lil 'ol me is applying to be a resident's assistant for next year and I have yet to have made my resume for it. I think I could be a really good RA. I love helping people and it would be great to have my own room next year in the dorms. The application is due at the end of the month, but it's kinda stressed me out a bit because I have never written one before and I can't remember all that I have done throughout high school that might look good on it! Also, I haven't really done much in college yet to even put on my resume. Any tips or advice on writing resumes would be greatly appreciated!
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04. I have all this time on my hands and I really want to go visit some family. I have no idea who, but I know that within these five or so weeks, I should be able to drive and see some people that I haven't seen in a while. Some people take vacations for granted, and while I love to just sit at home with my family, I know that I can also spend quality time with people that I never get to see that much. I know everyone is dying to hear my college experience so far. Isn't that what holiday breaks are for? 

05. I want to approach the up and coming year with a better mindset. Every December I always look back on the year (too fast amirite?) and kind of reflect a bit on the things I've done. It can be cringey to think of the bad things that may have happened, but I like to focus on the good and also look forward to the year to come. How can I change the next year to ensure a happier and healthier me? Maybe I need to start making little changes like not worrying about the things I can't control. Or maybe I need to just stop eating snacks at 11 o clock when I watch my binge of Stranger Things. Who knows what the next year will lead! 

06. Speaking of Stranger Things , I am obsessed. When I first watched season one, I was like okay this is boring. And then I was hooked after like the third episode because I knew I couldn't leave after the first one. Joe Keery who plays Steve Harrington is actually a DePaul alumni, so that's pretty sweet I guess. Even a better reason to watch and support a fellow blue demon. I am so ready for the next season, yes it was just announced, and I am curious to see how the story continues. 

07. I think my final goals is to honestly save my money. After all this Christmas gift shopping for my friends and family and going out with friends, my wallet is gonna start crying at me. I have many babysitting jobs this break and every bit helps so much. The babysitting industry is so real and big right now and I am so lucky I have so many families that trust me with their kids. Ha! 

I think that's all my goals for right now. I'm keeping up with my blog posts as much as I can and it's been so nice to just be able to have a lot of time to focus on my writing, as well as, myself and my mental and physical health this break. Also, tune in for some upcoming gift guides! I am really excited to share some of my ideas for those of you who need some inspiration this year. I'm just living my best life I guess. We can only try, right? 

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  1. Best of luck with your December goals!
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  2. I need to save money too lol! Aww it's such a sweet idea to go visit more people. I hope you manage to achieve all your goals xxx

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