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Heather
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Are you starting a new school year right now?

If so, what are your goals: academically, socially, and for following your own hopes and dreams?

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Jill2000Plus
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Academically: To learn more skills for drawing homosapiens and to pass my English GCSE (I passed my Maths GCSE last year).

Socially: To start attending my LGBT youth group again (not a group at college, but still a goal) and hopefully make some new friends on my courses. To meet my boyfriend's family.

Hopes, dreams, etc.: To start reading one or more books that are primarily composed of text (as opposed to books of sequential art/comics/graphic novels/manga/other picture or art books) every week, as well as two or more books with lotsa pictures each week. To listen to at least two albums of music I haven't listened to in full and/or in order before per week. To watch 325 minutes or more of moving image media/video that I haven't seen before per week. To eat more healthily and drink enough water during the day. To start walking instead of taking the bus where manageable. To brush my teeth twice a day instead of once (I often do so in the mornings but seldom before bed). To write a script for an emotional, knowledgeable, pornographic graphic novel or animation and start coming up with character designs. To get enough sleep.

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Natalie H
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I just stared my senior year of high school. It's so hectic! I'm exhausted by the end of the week, I've never appreciated the weekend like I do now.

Anyway, on to the things.

Academic Goals: To get all of my work turned in (a pretty huge goal it seems!) and not get even close to failing any of my classes. I also want to finish my credit restoration as soon as possible and get a my well earned off period.

Social Goals: To meet new girls and go out on dates, and possibly get a steady girl friend if I meet the right girl. Also to get laid, ha ha. Also to hang out with my friends more often.

As far as hopes and dreams go, no real issue. I've already accomplished my main goal, I've been accepted to my top choice of college, the Art Institute of Houston. I suppose I might wanna be looking past that, but right now I feel like I've already crossed the biggest hurdle. My biggest dream at the moment is to just move out, buzz my hair and get my first tattoo. Basically to just start living my own life.

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I've been wandering the boards lately and saw this topic and figured it was a good one for me. I'm at a transition point in my academic life (a small one in the grand scheme of things I'm sure, but it's big for me now). I'm entering my third year as a newly declared double sociology and psychology major, which is hopefully going to go well! Anyways, I have a lot of new goals this year, most of which are stressing me out!

Academically I am striving for A+'s, I am also planning on entering the psychology honours program next year which requires at least a B average, but if there are too many applicants they choose those with the best grades. I am becoming a member of two different clubs on campus, both will take up three or four hours a week each, for my grad school applications because they look really good. But they are definitely a big commitment.

Socially I'm hoping to be able to organize my time in a way that suits my schedule and still allows time for my friends and boy friend. I'm also an active member of the local positive dog training group here, so I plan on remaining active volunteering and with my own dog.

Hopes and dreams are definitely to save up some money from my job for January semester since it's the worst time of year for me both financially and emotionally. I would really like to get more active, though I know that right now is not the best time to start something else which is time consuming and new. Another hope is that I'm able to see when I'm overworked and able to make the best decision for my health, which may be dropping the clubs and my job and just focusing on classes (I have my boyfriend and family on board with this one to help too). Because, no matter how good things look on my grad school applications if I'm too burnt out to apply they won't be very useful. A really big hope of mine is that I come out of this school year with good grades and a smile on my face ready for summer. But I feel like that's really far and a lot of work away.

*Slightly overwhelmed after Day 1*

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Animica
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I just started my third year of college. [Smile]

Academically, I want to improve my GPA just a little bit, by getting straight As if I can, though Bs in some of this semester's classes are more likely. [Razz] Perhaps I'll do some undergraduate research, as well.

Socially, I want to hang out with my friends a little more often, while also having time for my boyfriend and for myself.

Hopes and dreams...I want to finally move out, I want to learn a new language (I'm thinking French or Italian), try my hand at crafts, exercise, eat healthy, and get the courage to stand up to my parents and make my own decisions once and for all. [Wink]

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I've just had my first week as a college freshman [Smile]

Academically, I would really love straight As, but a B in calc would be fine with me.

Socially, I'm just trying to meet as many people as I can this year, I think.

Hopes and dreams would be continuing to have a positive attitude about things at my new school (I'm really loving it here now) and keeping in shape/joining a sports club.

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bookwormfairy
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Academically - to get all A's, get accepted into college by the time summer starts

Socially - to make new friends, be more outgoing

Hopes and dreams - to be the person I was before the trauma but being more sociable [Wink]

[ 09-22-2010, 02:31 PM: Message edited by: bookwormfairy ]

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Academically: Get two A's and a B or better, learn to easily write research papers, and become fully capable of repairing any PC. This is for my third semester of college. [Big Grin]


Socially: none, my social life where I live is non-existent. Hmm, perhaps to keep in touch with my friends elsewhere could be my goal, but it's more of an on going thing than something I have yet to accomplish.

Hopes and dreams: Save up pell grant money to aid in moving my *** out of crappy California and into awesome Oregon, to go to college at the PCC, a hopefully live with some awesome room-mates.

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