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Things To Do In 2015

Posted by on Friday, December 19, 2014 in College Life, Freshman Life, New Year.

Let’s get a few things straight, first of all.

The title may sound like this is going to be a new year resolution, a bucket list, or something of that sort. In the end, this blog post may look like one, but I don’t really believe in new year resolutions (because I somehow never seem to hold onto them!), and I need to see more of Nashville and Vanderbilt before I can actually make a bucket list good enough to follow. (For now, the one on the wall of Floor 4 of Murray House should do I guess.)

2014 was such a transformative year for me that I think 2015 is going to be a year of challenge for me (pure superstition – no scientific explanation!). Seeing through the rest of freshman year and kicking off sophomore year should not be easy. How do I rise to the challenge? (I await suggestions from anyone in the Comments section.)

Whatever happens, I think I need to get the following things done:

1. Decide on a major. That sounds obvious, even a little banal perhaps. But given my struggle in Organic Chemistry of late, and the wonderful language classes I have had this semester (both English and French), I need to seriously give a thought to whether I should hold onto Chemistry, try out French or maybe even give a shot at a double major.

2. Join some more clubs and organizations. I was skeptical of the cultural atmosphere in an American college, to be honest. (Sounds stupid, right?) But with SACE (South Asian Cultural Exchange) pulling off Diwali 2014 and the Speakers’ Committee bringing in Bill Nye I felt I missed out a lot having not attended either. I think I should also get a little more active as far as sports are concerned. (I am already part of the Table Tennis club, though.)

And then there’s so much more up on Anchor Link (where you join student organizations) that I need to explore and possibly try to be part of.

3. Join research. As long as I remain a Chemistry major, this turns out to be a must. I don’t think I need to elaborate. Anne’s blog post from a few days ago should suffice.

4. Work on time management. So common an issue among freshmen, yet such a difficult one to fix. Attending a study skills workshop hosted by the PCC (Psychological and Counseling Center) has been on my to-do list for a long time and it’s high time I need to cross it out. (Then there’s Cal Newport for the rest.)

That seems to be the most basic, but then there’s SO much more to do! But for now, that’s it from me in 2014. Happy reading! Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! Ciao!

And last but not the least… Happy New Year EVERYONE! :D

What a year awaits! Looking forward to it... fingers crossed! (Image courtesy:

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