Monday, March 28, 2011

And So it Begins...Again.

This quarter is a time that I am looking forward to focus on immense self-improvement. Mainly in the areas of music, organization, and finances. So what are my goals for the next three months?

  1. Practice flute at least three hours a day, every day without fail. I would say that my goal is to be the best flute player in the world, but unfortunately that would be a bit hard to do, and even harder to measure. I do, however, hope to place in the top three of our undergraduate scholarship competition this year (I placed third last year, and hope to keep moving on up!). 
  2. Keep my apartment and room clean. This is a bit harder because a) it is super easy to just drop everything on the floor right when I get home and b) for some reason it's harder to find time to clean up or do the dishes than it is to find time to do just about anything else. 
  3. Keep my personal appearance above par. I say this every quarter, and it's usually the easiest resolution to keep. However, I also think it's important to keep reminding myself that when I'm not wearing sweatpants and an old t-shirt, it's a lot easier to feel good about myself. Good hair and nice fingernails also fit into this category. 
  4. Eat out less. This is where almost all of my money goes. It's awful. And most of the time the food I get isn't even that great! I mean as much as I love Subway...nope let's just stop right there. So yesterday I went out and bought a whole ton of delicious food that will be so awesome and easy to make that it will make me forget all about Buffalo Wild Wings...ok maybe not all about it, but the point is to save money and eat better. I can do this! I'm planning on blogging about cheap and easy things to eat sometime this week, so be on the lookout for that!
Wish me luck!


  1. Hey Hanna. Responsibility is hard at any age. Heck I've had several loads of laundry on the bathroom floor (mine and the kids) for several days now and only last night did I start it. Reason: Connor needed clean jeans :-)

    My advice is to do a little at a time. Once you accomplish it you feel great about yourself and your situation. Confidence builds and pretty soon you can do more and more and more.

    For example, maybe eat out 3 times a week and make the rest of your meals at home or make every Thursday Subway night. Make your breakfast and lunch at home but eat out in the evening or better yet buy one thing out and a the rest at home. We do this here in Berlin. We go to Subway too and get the sandwich but eat the chips, cookies and pop/juice we have here at home. Saves lots of money. Subway is pretty expensive at least here in Berlin.

    Good luck and be kind to yourself and don't do too much at once!

  2. Thanks! For me it's been so much of an issue to just find the time and motivation to make food at home. Luckily I've already been awarded two free meals so far haha! One from a friend who lives in the dorms and let me eat off his meal plan and another from a student council meeting! Still haven't spent any money on food though!
    Having people behind me is the best motivator, though. Thanks for your support!!!

  3. Hy sweetie! this is lovely! i was thinking, maybe we can follow each others blog?! :X