Monday, August 20

Capital G Goals

It's senior year- it's time to get focused! After lots of deliberation, I've come to a list of 5 Goals (yeah- with a capital G) that I want to really stick with this year. I'm convinced I'll be a better person for it.

1. Keep up the good work. In high school I caught senoritis at the beginning of my junior year, and although I haven't traced any symptoms yet for this, my senior-est of senior years, I'm hoping to avoid the sickness altogether. So I'm repeating this motto to myself: Do it or don't do it. All or nothing.

2. Take way, way, way, way more pictures. Seriously. And now that I have a new, lighter camera (as I said in my last post, my trusty camera just broke my heart and died on me) I have no excuse to not carry a camera around wherever I go. No excuse!!

3. Watch less TV. I found myself hiding in my room a lot last year, mostly because I just hated the idea of putting on pants and shoes and a coat and walking somewhere in the cold. So I just cuddled in bed watching episodes of Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock instead. It was super fun, but then it got a little out of hand. I've decided to make up the difference by reading more instead. Let's give Amy Poehler a break and let my imagination entertain me instead.

4. Find my people. Okay, I'm going to confuse you a little bit. You know how I'm always talking about how awesome Stephens is and how much I love it here? That's so very, very true, but I've come to realize something over the past two years. Girls, whom I am 10000% surrounded by all the time, are the worst. But they are also the best. So I need to get over that fact and work on discovering friendships where I didn't realize they existed before. So far, after about four days of being on campus, I'm giving myself a huge pat on the back for already getting closer to several people I always wanted to know better.

5. Lose the cynicism, already. Yeah, okay, around here it's super cool to act super cool and be loud and funny and blunt, but it doesn't help me be a better, happier person. I want to challenge myself to see the good in people, to notice their small beauties and appreciate their personalities, and discover the comfort and joy in being nice. I would hardly say that I was ever a mean person, but I wouldn't think twice to throw out a critique here or there or pass a quick judgement- even if only in my own head. I understand that sometimes a person needs to be a little harsh, a little self-preservative, and a little jaded, but I think I'm done.

How does all that sound? Cause I think it sounds pretty good! Do you have a list? Send it over!! I'd love to hear about them.

love, rudi


  1. They all sound like really good goals, BUT---don't be changing too much, you're pretty super cool already. Remember to let us know about the place in St Louis when you get a chance. I agree with the comment from your previous post, 'bought time your back!-Paducah

  2. Loving the mason jar legacy :) Good luck with Senior Year!!! It'll fly right by you!

  3. Great picture, glad you are taking more photos!


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