Dear Reader,

I’ve recently had the chance to deeply reflect upon myself and the habits I’ve formed thus far in life. And, surprise surprise, I’m not too pleased.

I know this will probably read like a typical “New Year’s Resolutions” blog post, but that’s okay. It’s never too late to set goals for the year. There’s no such thing as an inappropriate time to improve yourself.

So without further ado, here are my goals for the rest of 2nd semester:


I don’t skip class too often, but it does happen. Sometimes I really am sick, and sometimes I do make mistakes and sleep through my alarms, but there have been times where I’ve just not gone. But I’ve decided I don’t want to be known for that–not that I am as it is. I just want to be known as the person who never skips class. And who is always present in every class she attends–well prepared, fully attentive, eager to learn. Even if it is geology.


I am the kind of person who likes to be involved, and here at Miami, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to do so. I’m in AIESEC, Phi Mu, and Sigma Tau Delta. I write for the Miami Student and play with the club tennis team. I’m a student manager at a cafe on campus. And I’m proud of all of this, but I know I could do more.

I want to do more. I want to be proud when I see my name in print, regardless of the story I’ve been assigned. I want to help change lives by sending people abroad and being there every step of the way. I want to grow as a person with Phi Mu, as well as grow with my sisters.

I want to leave my mark on everything I do here at Miami, and the only way that’ll happen is if I stop half-assing it.


And I mean it.

Let’s just say I don’t exactly treat my body like a temple. Unless you allow your temple to eat everything in sight, then force it to pull far too many allnighters, overall messing up it’s sleep schedule, and refuse to make it go to the gym.

So yeah, enough of that.


Pretty self explanatory. My life is a mess. I’d like for it to be neater. Let’s make it happen, new Sammy.


I was killing this resolution over J-term… and now I have 6 times the credit hours. But if I’m ever going to finish #3 or #38 on my 2015 Bucket List, I’m going to have to make time for these things.


When it comes to answering texts/emails/missed phone calls/facebook messages/you name it, I may be the worst person in the world. There are many possible reasons for this, but it’s a simple fact that I need to get better.

This one might be my hardest goal to reach.


I am in college: one of the only places where it is my number one priority to become educated–to devote every day to learning. Luckily, because I’m going to become a teacher, it shouldn’t be hard to remain a lifelong learner. But these are the glory years, and I want to come out on the opposite end knowing I did everything I could to soak it all in.

This semester, I want to become intelligent, determined, inspiring, spontaneous, enthusiastic.I want to be hungry for adventure, and fun, and knowledge. I want to become the person I’ve always dreamt I could be.

And the journey starts today.





6 thoughts on “LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

  1. Little Miss Unsure says:

    I could not agree more! Those are great aspirations for the rest of the semester. 🙂
    Going to class is a great one. I learned my lesson on that one last semester and I can say I have only missed one class so far during this one. (I took Geology too and that is rough 😛 )
    Girl you are in practically everything. You are making me look bad. I want to get involved so bad, but for some reason I am so timid. I need to step it up.
    I can’t wait to hear how it goes. Good Luck!

    • sincerelysammy says:

      You should totally get involved! I go to Miami University (in Ohio) and we have a website called “The Hub” which lists every club they have here–from the ones I listed to skydiving and bagpipe club! I’m sure whatever school you’re at has something similar, or some page where you can browse all extracurriculars, but I say just join anything that sounds remotely interesting! I didn’t mention this in my post but I joined knitting club, even though I didn’t know how to knit, and it’s easily one of my favorite things on campus. I also joined with friends, though, so if you’re still timid, drag some friends to the first meeting with you!
      Good luck to you as well! 🙂

      • Little Miss Unsure says:

        Thanks, I feel like it’s already too late for this semester. I go to The University of North Texas and you’re probably right about us having a site like that. I’ll have to look into it. Oh my gosh I LOVE knitting. That sounds like so much fun!! I will definitely have to put myself out there. Thanks for the encouragement!

      • Little Miss Unsure says:

        Did they teach you how to make a scarf first? I love making scarves… I do it while I watch Netflix. So calming. 🙂

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