I’m trying

Published 12 months ago -

If you read this column last year then you might remember the list of New Year’s resolutions that I made for myself. I did one update back in March to check in on how I’m doing and I feel like now is a good time to do another evaluation. If you’re new and don’t know what I’m talking about, that’s fine; you can still just enjoy this update on its own.

  1. Drink more water

I like to think that I’ve been drinking more water this past year. I mostly attribute that to the fact that my back is no longer dying. Literally one time aa doctor was like “your back hurts because you’re severely dehydrated” and then I probably went and bought a coffee because who cares about health? But, several cute water bottle purchases later, I feel like I’m doing pretty well.

  1. Get an Internship

I’m an English major. The Assumption internship fairs don’t cater to me. I don’t want to talk about it.

  1. Write

If you can’t tell by the artful skill that is this column and the fact that I’m an English major, I enjoy writing. So much so that I would like to actually do that after I am released from Assumption College in the spring. But if I ever want to hand out pieces of paper to people on the street as if I’m giving them my mixtape, actual writing needs to get done. And I feel like of done that. It could be because I’m taking a creative writing course, but that’s besides that point.

  1. Breathe

I almost forgot a couple times. But, as of this current moment in time I think I’m doing pretty good.

  1. Be Nice to Julia

Julia’s my roommate and she is often the butt of every joke I ever make, she takes it like a champ. I was going to try to get better at it and to be honest this is the one resolution that I’m not sure about. In March, she gave me a 7.5 out of ten in terms of improvement, today she brought me down to a six. She mainly blames it on the return of my other roommates who were abroad last semester and are apparently very bad influences. I guess I could be doing worse, I thought she was going to give me a three. I can’t help it if she’s a loser.

  1. Make the Dean’s List

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I’m basically a genius. Will I be able to repeat my amazing triumph this semester? Who knows.

  1. Save Money

I worked as a babysitter for a ten year-old this summer, which if you know me you know that that is a hilarious statement. The kid enjoyed listening to Eminem and not doing any of his chores. Apparently, he liked me as a babysitter though because I could really careless what he did as long as he didn’t break anything and also left me alone, which he was cool with. They also had a puppy named Louie who was the best part of the entire thing. Oh and I did make money, but I spent it all. No saving here. Oops.

  1. Go to the Gym

Over the summer I went to the gym three or four times a week and was very confused about the human that I was becoming. But, it was fun I guess. And then I got to school and had other things to do and now if I show up once a week I feel pretty good about myself. I mean, it’s better than not going at all (I guess).

Caroline Critelli, a senior, studies English and sociology. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Le Provocateur.

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