Achievement Report on My Goals for the 2017-2018 School Year

     In September of the 2017-2018 school year (my junior year), I included a post about my goals for the year in my back to school series (read that post here).  I updated y’all on my progress with those goals before going back for second semester in January (read that post here) and today I’m giving you a final report!  When I wrote the original post I intended to write this followup within a week after finishing the year, but seeing as a couple of my goals revolved around AP exam scores, which aren’t released until July (while I was on Work Crew), I had to wait until after Work Crew to write this.  I hope you like seeing my accomplishments this year, posting the goals for y’all to see at the beginning of the year was a great way to hold myself accountable!  The original goals are in italics under their categories and my end of year responses follow each one in plain print.  Enjoy!

Academic Goals

  1. Complete the school year with all A’s and B’s. – I did it!  A couple of my B’s were lower than I would’ve liked them to be but overall I’m pretty proud of my work!
  2. Be somewhat successful in AP Environmental Science (Science isn’t really my best subject.  It’s not that I’m really bad at it, I just typically don’t perform as well in that subject as I do in my other classes). – I finished with a B in AP Environmental Science and got a 4 on the AP exam, so I’d say I was pretty successful!
  3. Get a 100 on a test. – As far as I can recall I didn’t receive a 100 on a test, but I had several A’s and even had a 99 on an essay!
  4. Make 4’s and 5’s on my three AP exams at the end of the year. – I received all 4’s on my AP exams!

Athletic Goals

  1. Attend as many preseason lacrosse practices as possible. – I attended all of the preseason lacrosse practices and conditioning workouts offered!
  2. Work out more. – I’m not going to lie, this was a goal I didn’t really fulfill.  I didn’t prioritize my fitness amidst the craziness of junior year, good thing I play a sport to stay in shape!
  3. Play more in lacrosse games than I did last year. – I played a little bit more in games than I did last year but not a ton.
  4. Make the varsity lacrosse team again. – I did make the varsity lacrosse team again this year!
  5. Score a goal during a varsity lacrosse game. – This year my coach switched me to defense, so this goal was a little more impractical than I expected it to be and I didn’t achieve it.

Spiritual Goals

  1. Make lots of new middle school friends as a WyldLife leader. – I loved leading Wyldlife this year and I’m so glad I decided to be a leader!  My two trips to camp with my eighth grade were two of my greatest YoungLife camp experiences.  I’m excited to continue leading this coming school year!
  2. Go to YoungLife club every week that I possibly can. – I don’t think I missed a single YoungLife club this year!
  3. Feel refreshed after fall weekend at Windy Gap (a YoungLife camp in North Carolina). – This trip to Windy Gap was the best yet (read my Windy Gap travel diary here) and I’m so sad this fall’s trip will be my last!
  4. Read the Bible daily. – I didn’t really pick up the Bible much first semester but I did an awesome job with this throughout second semester as y’all saw in my “Bible Time” Instagram stories!
  5. Pray more often. – I definitely started praying more throughout junior year but since YoungLife Work Crew in July I’ve begun praying all the time.
  6. Use my devotional daily. – Sadly I didn’t use a devotional at all in my junior year, but I’ve begun using a couple this summer after Work Crew!
  7. Go to winter weekend with Wyldlife campers as a leader. – I had the greatest time on winter weekend with my Wyldlife girls at Carolina Point!  I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to go with them not only to winter weekend but also to summer camp (read my post about winter weekend here and my post about summer camp here)!
  8. Apply for a session of YoungLife Work Crew. – I applied and was accepted to be a part of YoungLife Work Crew at Saranac Village second session and let me tell you, it was the best month ever.

Social Goals

  1. Make five new friends (or at least acquaintances). – I definitely made more than five new friends junior year between the yearbook staff, my prom group, and lacrosse season.
  2. Do something really fun one weekend with a friend(s). – I attended Music Midtown (read the recap post here) in September with a couple of my friends and also went to Charleston with my two best friends in January (read the travel diary here)!

Blog Goals

  1. Post at least twice a week every week. – This goal wasn’t reached due to a couple busy weeks and a blogging and social media hiatus from mid-April to mid-May as I focused on AP exams!
  2. Reach 20,000 total site views for 2017. – This goal was reached and surpassed, thanks to you all!
  3. Collaborate with a big brand. – I collaborated with lots of small brands and spent another whole year as a Jadelynn Brooke high school ambassador, but didn’t collaborate with another big brand.
  4. Host at least three giveaways. – I reached my goal and hosted three!

Thanks for reading!  I definitely recommend making yourself a list of goals like this at the start of the 2018-2019 school year!  Would you like to see me do this again?  Let me know in the comments below!

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