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I'm Aliza, a fashionista, travelista, and lover of anything pink! I am a born and bread New Englander; my home base is in Massachusetts, I summer in Maine, and I just graduated college in Rhode Island. My life (and style!) changed forever when this NE gal took on England in 2018. I loved exploring my London home and every weekend brought a new European adventure. Ever since I’ve been chronically ill with the travel bug and my fashion sense got an urban spin. I just graduated college and I am following my dream by pursuing a career in fashion! Follow my blog to watch me navigate post grad life, see what I am wearing, where I am off to next! 

Goals for My Junior Year of College

Goals for My Junior Year of College

At the beginning of every school year it is important to set goals for your year and semester. It doesn't matter what they are, as long as you have something in the back of your mind to keep you going! I always think about the goals that I set in the beginning of the semester when I am up late at night studying, or I am just having a bad day. Having goals always keep you motivated! Here are some of my goals that will be in the back of my mind this fall semester:

1. Keep My Grades Up and Improve My GPA

Last semester, my goal was to make the Dean's List at my university and I did it! It was a goal that I had from the first day of the semester, and all throughout finals. I was so proud of myself when I got my Dean's List letter in the mail because I accomplished my goal and all of the hard work and late nights paid off! This semester, it is my goal to keep it up. I really want to stay on the Dean's List and keep my gpa where it is, or improve it if I can. I only want to go up from here, not down! I am a little nervous because my classes are a little harder this semester, but I am determined to do it!

2. Stay Fit

This one is going to be a little harder than it has been in years past. Usually when I am back to school I go to the gym all of the time because it is so close. But now that I am off campus, it is a lot harder to get there. All juniors and seniors at my school live off campus that is around a 20 minute drive. I usually have to plan to go right after class, because otherwise I won't go because I don't want to drive all the way back to campus to go to the gym. I am going to make it my goal this semester to go to the gym after class at least 3 times a week. 

3. Make Healthy Meals

Now that I am off campus, I have to make all of my own meals. Some days this is intimidating, but other days it is so much fun because I can try out a bunch of fun recipes from Pinterest! (Speaking of Pinterest you can follow me here!) I do really like to cook, so making all of my own meals isn't a big deal. But since I have control over everything I buy and make, I need to make sure that I am staying healthy! So far I have done a good job at making healthy meals, like veggie and tofu stir fry and baked Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes, but I am sure there will be weeks when I just eat a box of pasta all week or a frozen pizza. I think that as long as it is in moderation I will be okay! When I have been going to the grocery store, I try to write out all of my meals and snacks down, so I know exactly what I am buying before I step inside of the store. This way, my shop time is reduced and I don't end up buying unhealthy things that just look good because they aren't on the list! Here is my grocery list and meal plan from the beginning of this week: 

 Sometimes I am at a total loss for what to make, so send me some of your favorite recipes because I need them for some inspiration! 

What are some of your goals for this semester or year? I would love to hear them, so comment down below and tell me!

Thanks for reading, 

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