2003 Reflections

I just noticed today that Justin had done a “Friday Five” that I thought was pretty neat. So here’s go:

What was your biggest accomplishment this year?

I feel that my biggest accomplishment this year was finishing my Fall semester strong. I kept up the pressure on myself all semester long to do well, to do every homework, and to do well on every test and quiz. I still don’t study for tests and the like, but I did start to prepare notes for tests (since some classes allow them). I didn’t do that in the past I felt that I was missing out on A’s and getting B’s because I would miss little things that I could’ve easily stuck on the sheet of notes my classes allow.

I was also very proud of my A’s in my two summer courses, COM250 (Mass Communication) and POL141 (Governments of the World). Even though they were “easy” courses. I’ve not taken many classes in that style, so I was happy to have done well.

What was your Biggest Disappointment?

I can’t say I felt too disappointed about much this year. Maybe that I got a B in ECET 480 by accidentally missing two classes? Maybe that I got a B in ECET 307 for forgetting to turn in two homework problems and missing a very important lecture (and quiz!).

I guess I also didn’t feel so hot about getting a B in EET231 and EET257. I missed an A in both classes by mere percentage points. In the case of 231 I missed an A by a single percentage point.

Everything I can think of has been great. Work is fun, the friends and the apartment are good. I think we’ve done some good stuff in PUMUG. Things are on a good track for 2004.

What do you hope the new year brings?

Well I hope it brings more happiness, more client work like me and Jacqui have got now, and of course good grades to finish out my senior year at Purdue. I also hope it brings a Purdue victory in the Capitol One bowl and some great, fun new technology from Apple ;)

Will you be making any New Year’s resolutions? If yes, what will they be?

Well I don’t really make resolutions. However, I hope to start running, biking, strength training this semester, as I have a lot more free time to do such things. I had to quit doing all of that at 5am (my only real free time) because I was dying from lack of sleep :)

I also hope that I can finish a Spring Semester with a GPA over 3.0 for the first time in a long time.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve?

I plan to be in West Lafayette with my roommates, doing normal things like watching movies and listening to music and hanging out :)