Being an undecided major at UNT has motivated me to really think about what some of my long term goals are. Such as 1. Making all As so I can get into grad school and farther my education. This is my current priority because I feel like the longer I can stay in school, the better the outcome later when it’s time for me to find a career, whichever that my be. My other long term goals include:
2. Finding a major that I will enjoy doing for the rest of my life.
3. Traveling the world to broaden my horizons and get to know all kinds of people.
4. Find a career in helping people in a way that gives them hope. Whether thats by teaching or by working for a non-profit organization. It’s something that is very near to my heart and something that I want to pursue no matter what.
5. Get back involved with theater. It’s what I love and I feel like I’ll have a better handle on things if I have my focus on something that I really love to do.
6. I would love to someday after I graduate to go to acting school in New York City. While I know this is something that may never happen, its always been a distant dream of mine that i can’t seem to let go no matter how old I get.
7. To be fluent in sign language so that I can help communicate to those that have trouble in our everyday society.
8. To get really fit and healthy.
9. To quit smoking.
10. To find something in my life that will give me happiness even in times of darkness.
My pie actually doesn’t look as unappetizing as I had anticipated. It’s amazing how much free time I was really wasting that I didn’t even realize. It’s definitely tasty in the sense that I now have a huge chunk of previously wasted time that I can really dig in to to get all of my work done. It turns out that most of my time goes to going to social things and just hanging out with my roommate. I also noticed that I spend a great deal of time smoking cigarettes. If it takes 10 minutes for me to smoke a cigarette and I have 5 a day thats nearly an hour of time I could be using to do more productive things. And it comes out to over four hours a week! If I’m being totally honest, the least of my time right now goes to homework. I’m having a lot of trouble getting settled in and focused on what needs to be done. It’s proving to be a lot more difficult than I anticipated for sure. It’s way too easy to get behind and it’s just something that I desperately need to work on if I want to succeed. Right now I’d have to say my time management is not balanced enough. I need to tip the scales and really make time for school, because in the end thats all that matters. A big time waster for me other than smoking cigarettes is just watching tv in my dorm. It’s so easy to think you’re just watching one show and the next thing you know it’s three hours later and you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing. Not exactly the best feeling in the world, I can tell you that much. I definitely need to work on saying “no” when I know I have work to do. I think the best way to go about that is just being honest with whoever that I have homework and I can’t. If they can’t understand that, then I think it’s safe to assume they’re not very good friends anyway. I’m definitely glad we did this project. It really opened my eyes to the fact that my time is only limited if I make it that way. And there are plenty of ways to use my time effectively for success! (:
-Astara Dianne Blain
My name is Astara Dianne Blain, but most people know me as Tara. I graduated from Reagan County High School in a small town in west Texas, along with about 50 other students. I love to write and I aspire to find a major that will give me the tools for a career in helping people. I love theatre! And have been actively involved in various theatre groups since I was about 7. I am now at Kerr hall where I mostly watch cartoons with my roommate and eat junk food.
Thanks for reading! (: