03 September 2015

My Last First Day: Senior Semester Goals

I can't believe I'm writing this, but today is my last first day as a full-time student.

The wave of emotions that have been coming over me the past week have been a little rough, I'm not going to lie. Senior year means a lot of lasts, but the possibility of so many amazing firsts afterwards. I've decided that this semester is going to consist of good-times, late nights, job applications, laughs, caffeine and amazing friends.

Keeping that in mind, here are my goals for my senior semester:

- Find 6 healthy, easy dinners I love to eat
-Continue to prioritize yoga/cardio/strength training
-Continue to snack "smart"
-Start to meal plan

-Say yes to going out more than I say no
-Take lots of photos

-End my undergraduate career strong, with a 3.8

- Continue to put 110% into my internships
-Connect with 3 more people in Boston
-Spend at least 15 minutes a day networking
-Perfect my resume & cover letter
-Have a job before I graduate
-Create a career manifesto
-Look into freelancing

-Save $3,500 by December
-Follow a strict budget

-Plan Mr & Miss Phoenix really well, and increase attendance and funds!
-Collaborate more on my blog

I know that there are a lot of goals on here, but I know that I can do it. Maybe I am setting myself up for failure, but if I reach 10 of these goals I'll call it a success!

What are you goals? How do you set goals? What do you consider a success? Any advice on these goals?



  1. These are all great goals! I think you're aiming high without trying for something unobtainable, which is the perfect balance. Good luck with your semester!

  2. Good luck girl!
    I'm sure you'll rock all of your goals.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Such great goals! I'm working on the "say yes moreso than no" thing socially alot too, it's so tough for me as a big introvert, but necessary!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

  4. Ah so jealous you are headed back! Savor this last year girl!

  5. Wow Ashley, you're super ambitious and it is so inspiring. Loving all your goals, enjoy your last bit of time in college it will fly by so fast!

  6. You are so motivated! Enjoy this last year! It's my last, too!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  7. I love that you are a 'Goal Digger'. How cute!! These are awesome goals! So inspiring! Good luck, sweet girl!

    xo Ashley

  8. I would love to hear more about your cooking and meal goals! I struggle so much with this in college!

    Annie // Annie N Belle

  9. These are such great goals, especially the one about spending 15 minutes a day networking!

  10. Great goals! I try to create definitive goals so that its easy for me to track and determine if it was a success or not .. love yours about health!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  11. Yay for goals! Here's to a new month and accomplishing lots!

  12. My current goals are to read more and work on re-designing my blog! I wish you the best in your last year of school :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  13. Love these goals, Ash! Enjoy your last semester!

  14. Love this! Great goals!

  15. Great goals, lovely lady! Good luck this semester!

    Diary of a Debutante

  16. Love that you are goal digger! These are great goals! You are one incredibly motivated girl. Good luck on your last year.
    Smitten Sophie

  17. You are so motivated and these all are great goals!!!

  18. Such a great list of goals! I had my last first day too, and it's freaking me out! I'm going to make a list soon too!

  19. Congrats on your last first day!! It was such a fun and exciting time! Enjoy every minute!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  20. You can do it! I've found such a difference when I prioritize strength training and fitness, so I'm definitely not stopping that anytime soon!

    Coming Up Roses

  21. You and I share some similar goals here. Sometimes they can be lofty, but if we push ourselves to accomplish them, it can feel great once it's done!

    I don't know too much about Boston, even though I love the place, but I follow a fashion blogger in that area-- whengreyskiesareyou.com-- so I'd suggest maybe trying to connect with her! Just a thought.

    Best of luck this semester!

    Melissa | These words are my own.