Monday, October 19, 2015

Music Collective: vol. 37 {Let's Get Away}

More and more, I grow more in love with arguably one of the most underrated groups in the music industry, The Internet, which can be said about every artist that emerges from Odd Future. An album review for their most recent project, 'Ego Death' is actually long overdue, although it has been one of my favorite albums to drop so far this year. Perhaps, when I find some down time, I'll get around to writing one. Until then, enjoy the visually dope video and if you've never listened to them, now is a great time to start. 
♥ @ChymereA

Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 | Fourth Quarter Goals

The year of 2015 is swiftly coming to an end. The semester is winding down, the leaves/weather are changing, and holiday season is literally right around the corner. I cannot the only one who is constantly amazed by how fast time seems to fly, even though the movement of time is one of the only things that is always consistent. Nonetheless, another year has passed me by, leaving me to wonder about the infinite mysteries of time. 

This year, like many other years that came before it, God has blessed me tremendously. Some things are only appreciated in retrospect, but I think I'm doing a better job at noticing all the amazing things -big and small-happening right before my eyes and expressing gratitude for all the blessings I do have in this moment. 

Before the year is over, I had to brainstorm what I hope to accomplish in this final quarter of 2015. Unfortunately, based on previous lists of ambitions, I realized that there are quite a few goals that I have yet to fully commit to. At times, I know I can be overly ambitious. However, on several different occasions, I find ways to justify my excuses, which actually brings me directly to goal #1:
  1. Stop making excuses; pretty self-explanatory. 
  2. Finish strong. It is my hope that all my hard work pays off and I pass all my classes with flying colors. 
  3. Secure an internship for next summer. Experience is everything, according to the job market now. It's never too soon to start thinking about career moves post-grad and every stepping stone counts. 
  4. Get back in the gym. It's embarrassing to admit how long it's been, so I'll just keep those facts to myself and do better. My eating habits aren't horrible, but they aren't exactly stellar either, so I have to work on that as well. 
  5. Walk/run for a cause. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, my university is hosting a Breast Cancer Walk, which is Friday. It's in the plans to participate in a cause that means a lot to me personally. 
  6. Start blogging more consistently again. Only 3 post went up last month, 4 in August, and only 2 in July after my hiatus. There are a couple of album reviews I need to finish up for Music Collective. As a matter of fact, I didn't have anything music related for in September. Weird. Although most of my time has been insanely dedicated to other priorities and I've never been one to force content, this blog is my baby and has been for a long time, so it's just as important as anything else. 
  7. Create a new strategy for my budget plan. For the most part, I've been doing okay in this department, but there's always room for improvement. Also, there's quite a few things I'm planning for that are going to require a financial shift. 
What are some things you expect to accomplish in the final quarter of 2015? Feel free to share and help inspire others!

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