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This 525,600 Minutes

By January 6, 2011 No Comments

By Angela
New Organizing Project blogger
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Like a fellow NOP blogger, I have to admit that it’s a big challenge to keep my new year’s resolutions. Usually, after a few days, my new year’s resolutions end up being tabled for the following year. However, I still have hopes for 2011 – all 525,600 minutes of it.

Finish Strong

Lately, I have been reflecting on my four years at UCLA as I am approaching graduation in June. I still recall my excitement at freshman orientation as I waited for the campus tour to start.  Now that I am nearing the end of my journey at UCLA, I look forward to what my future will bring, but I want to make these last few months on campus some of the best. I hope to finish strong in all of my courses with the enthusiasm that I had as a freshman. I also want to revisit the corners of campus where many memories were made with friends and to fill up on the UCLA school spirit that I hope will live in me forever.

Define My Passion and Myself

There are so many things that I am interested in such as psychology, social justice, political science, teaching, and much more. Upon graduation this year, I hope to further define my passion and the direction I want to take in life for a career. In my search of defining my passion, I also hope to define myself and my values. Last year, I believe I was successful in this ongoing journey because I was greatly lost and downtrodden but was able to face some of my biggest fears and came out as a stronger person. This year, I want to continue my walk of defining who I am with the love and care from the closest people in my life who I know will challenge me to go further.

Expand My Library

Last year, I found a number of great books that I wanted to read. Although I listed out all the books and even purchased some and received some as gifts, they ended up unopened on my bookshelf. This year, I hope to finally read these books and expand the library in my mind. I especially enjoy reading self-help and non-fiction books because they help me guide my self-discovery and direction in life.

Cherish Every Moment

My last hope is to be able to cherish every moment of 2011, a new year and in other words, 525,600 minutes. Every experience and every encounter with people, I want to be able to live those moments fully so that I have no regrets at the end of the year.

Along those lines, I hope you enjoy this song from the musical, “RENT.”