by Ellen Wilson
Try a new meal every week. Never had eggplant before? What about acorn
squash, couscous, lentils or quiche? Try the Hazelnut and Lentil Soup
under our 30 Min meals. Make sure to try our Recipe of the Month for one
of your weeks and check back in the archives for more ideas.
Eat somewhere on campus you've never been before. Heard of the new
Blue Line Deli in the Tanner Building? Or have you been to The Commons at the Cannon Center? If you're a campus restaurant connoisseur, take friend or try a new menu item.
Exercise. This always seems to make the list. Make it a group thing
and sign up for an intramural team or an aerobic class at the Richards
Building. Inner tube water polo is something that everyone can do and
there is always a chance of winning that coveted "Intramural Champion"
t-shirt. If you get bored with the typical modes of exercise, sign up
for a dance class. You'll burn plenty of calories while getting your
Cook dinner every Sunday. Invite different people from your ward or
classes. If you don't have time to cook, start a dinner group and take
turns preparing the meal.
Give service. Just small acts of kindness for those around you can
brighten the day of your friends and neighbors. If you need ideas for
service, visit the Center for Service and Learning in the Wilkinson
Get organized. Know your class schedules and assignments. Beyond
school, know where things are in your apartment. Cleaning out and
reorganizing can lead to the rediscovery of things you'd thought had
been lost. Maybe you'll even find all those socks you thought the dryer
Enjoy life! Do something you've never done before at least weekly.
This can be as simple as talking to someone new on your way home from
school, or bigger things, like learning a new language. If you don't
have time to learn a language, just learn some key phrases, like, "Would
you like to go on a date with me?" or "Thank you!" Try painting or
sketching. Do something techy, like creating your own website or blog.
Make a list of the things you've always wanted to do and check them off.
Those are just a few of the goals on our list so you'll have to sit
down and think of which you'd like to try, what new ones you'd like to
add, and where you want to take your life in 2009.