After my exams, I will start celebrating Christmas! I will start hanging decorations on my porch and I will hang up both Christmas trees. We have a green one and a white one. I will also bake cookies. This year I am going to make a yule tide cake. I will make sugar cookies, wreath cookies, pecan crescents, chocolate-covered pretzels, and some new recipes. I will also work at McDonald’s, but not too much because I have some Christmas shopping to do. I also have to give my parents a wish list. The day after Christmas we are visiting my grandma in Indianapolis again. We are not sure what gift we will get her. Even though she is very very short on funds, she always manages to buy us Christmas presents. You can never refuse a gift from her, she will just mail it to your house whether you like it or not!
It is almost that time of the year again where people make wish lists, to-do lists, and all kinds of possible lists they can come up with. I, too, have a bucket list of things that I want to do before the year ends. Of course, some of them are leftovers from 2011. Those crossed out are the ones I have achieved.
- Have a toned and healthy body: Quite impossible. Food is just, you know, the most sacred thing to humanity. Just can’t let it go to waste.
Travel to 3 different countries in the world: to Japan in February, to Indonesia in June, to America in August. I’m from Vietnam, by the way.
Get into a good university: Here I am in Fontbonne.
Earn some money by writing: Because I plan to become a writer. Thank you Fontbonne for paying me for my written words.
Get A for Math: It was easier than I thought.
Exercise everyday: I’m crossing this because walking 40 minutes to and from school counts. And 15 minutes to Starbucks.
Travel to 3 cities in America: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago. My next stop is San Francisco. Yes, I do love traveling.
- Save $100 every month: Simply impossible…
Make 3 new friends in America: And I made way more than 3.
Learn a new language: I’m learning Chinese.
So I was able to do 8 out of 10. It was pretty impressive because last year I only did 5/10. Guess America is quite the place for me! I have not made a list for 2016 yet, but it would possibly filled with travel and diet plans.
How about you? Did you achieved your goals for 2015? Tell me!
Being near the holidays, here’s a list of some of the few things I am thankful for this year:
1. Good friends
2. Supportive family
3. A paying job
4. Having one more semester of undergrad!!
5. A roof over my head
7. Food on the table
8. Being in good health
9. Having somewhere to sleep at night
10. An education
Just remember that Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of the year you have to be thankful about good things happening in your life or just thankful in general. It’s okay to be thankful for things that happen all the time and just being able to get up in the morning! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!!! Two more weeks to go!!!
I have made a life changing decision… I’m going to become bilingual in French. I took it for 4 years in high school and even earned some college credit but had to quit since fontbonne doesn’t offer any foreign language. However, I have a cousin who is on the verge of becoming bilingual and I thought it would be a cool thing to do! I could teach myself and I already have a head start. In order to do this, I downloaded some apps so I can hear words sounded out. I also do some reading. I try to do this everyday. Of course it’s not the same as getting a degree; I’m not officially qualified, but I can learn it as well as someone who is!