New Year’s Resolutions: Workload, Fitness and other Goals – OurWarwick

New Year’s Resolutions: Workload, Fitness and other Goals

Elena Sandu | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Elena

Today I have watched a trending video on my Facebook newsfeed with Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes ( and it definitely inspired me towards writing down a couple of new year’s resolutions. I never truly believed in making resolutions, but what I used to believe was in praying. Then, I found out that praying is nothing without doing, hence I became a strong believer of productivity, assertiveness and working for your dreams, rather than just thinking or writing about them. Anyhow, this is my attempt to write down my goals for this year and for the person I wish to be at the end of it.

Some of my goals will be working every single day towards securing at least a 2.1. overall mark, submitting really good essays, performing well on my exams, as well as improving my Russian. Russian has been definitely one of my weaker modules in terms of performance, thus it will be among my top priorities to do better in the 2nd term and even better in the exam, as this module alone has 30 credits.

A wish would be to get a 12-month placement for my 3rd year or at least a summer internship in the US. I would be really happy with both, as my boyfriend also got a job for this summer at a Maths camp in NY, but I do think a 12-month placement would suit me and my future career better.

A few years back I used to be such a gym junkie, but later on, when relocating to the UK, I became quite lazy and just enjoyed getting a lot of food, without consuming all the calories I was eating, thus I gained some weight. Getting back on track with my fitness routine in a big resolution I want to keep for 2017. I have already started working on this since December and what I can tell you is that so far so good.

Travelling is another resolution for 2017, so even if I do get stuck in the UK for 12 months starting June, I definitely will try to enjoy some quick city breaks here and there.

Last but not least, ‘take your broken heart, make it into art’. Whatever happens in 2017, make it a year to remember. Make loads of memories, work as much as you can, laugh as often as you can and don’t take life too seriously all of the time. Whenever you feel down, depressed, anxious, remember why you are doing whatever it is that you do and try to motivate yourself to do better, to be better and you will be surprised by the results. Some of the most creative, iconic, touching poems, novels, paintings were made by beautifully broken individuals, who turned their disquietude into art.

Elena Sandu | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Elena

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