New Year’s Resolutions – 6 months later… – OurWarwick

New Year’s Resolutions – 6 months later…

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Everyone really thought 2020 was going to be their year. Who knows, maybe it still can be. But the other day I was thinking about what I’ll be doing for the rest of the year, then I remembered I had a whole list of resolutions for 2020 that I hadn’t looked at since January. So, since this year has been insanely unexpected, I thought I would review a few of my resolutions & see what’s changed.

(1) Do well in 1st year & choose my options for 2nd year 

So obviously I really wanted to focus on my studies & do well in my exams. Now, thanks to everything that’s going on, exams were cancelled, my first year mark is based on 2 modules instead of 5 & I have optional assessments online to make up the qualifying part of my degree. Although the exam season is very different, I was happy with my grades for MELS and Legal Theory & I’m still working hard for the optional assessments. Also, I chose my modules for 2nd year & I’m waiting to hear back about which ones I’m doing! 

(2) Say Yes to more opportunities 

This was a big one for me, I really wanted 2020 to be the year that I say yes to everything exciting even if it’s scary! I started off strong, advocating for the ONE campaign in the Houses of Parliament & applying to various temp jobs / volunteering roles that I found. But then Spring Break started & lockdowns began so now I’m back in Dubai, mostly at my house & not really saying yes to much. I had to cancel one of my summer plans of teaching Psychology at a Summer School in Denmark & so far, I haven’t really replaced it with much! But I’m hoping to turn this one around once I get back to the UK even if it is with more remote opportunities. 

(3) Travel 

Another resolution that didn’t age well… I was hoping to do some travel this year, home to Dubai in Spring Break, Denmark to work & visit family, and then maybe a long weekend trips in the UK / Europe. Obviously now travel is off the table & I was never planning on staying in Dubai for the whole of summer but here I am! I’m hoping to go to Abu Dhabi for a few days since the lockdown in the UAE has mostly ended! 

(4) Save Money 

I wanted to do some work alongside uni & save up money over the year for travelling or other opportunities & this is probably the only resolution I’ve actually met. Staying home all day & back with my family means I’m spending less money & I’ve still managed to do some remote work which has been different but fun! 

Although these weren’t all of my New Years Resolutions, I think it’s safe to say that 2020 was not at all like any of us expected. Here’s hoping we come out of this feeling happy & accomplished, even if it’s in ways we couldn’t have imagined in January! 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Anything to do with law, specifically the route to the…
Find out more about me Contact Allana

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