Hello handsome. I hope you had a fabulous New Years brimming full of splendid celebration, whether it took place at the club in pumps or on the couch in pajamas. Either way, I hope you spent it exactly how you preferred.

Two days ago, in defiance of the the popular tradition of the holiday, I invited all you readers out there to share the things you DON’T want to change about yourselves in 2016. Dare I even say, to share the things you like about yourselves??? Or, in other words yet, to confidently reflect on your strengths, and proudly proclaim your new years “un-resolutions.”

Everybody lack confidence, everybody lack confidence
How many times our potential was anonymous?
…So I promise this:
And I love myself

-i, Kendrick Lamar

23 of you from all over the world (!) sent in some of the most inspiring, funny, and badass commitments to confidence I’ve ever read. Here are all the qualities the best readers on the Internet want to bring with them into the new year:

Your 2016 Un-Resolutions

40cefce6062570b44aff03df573dbdfb 1. Nadine – Beyrouth, Lebanon

I want to continue:
staying away from insincere, fake people (no matter how lonely I get)
staying true to my beliefs and values
dreaming big
trusting God’s plan
and not letting the negativity in this world take away my enthusiasm to live
…here’s to a new year!

I want to continue not letting the negativity in the world take away my enthusiasm to live.

🇺🇸  2. Anonymous – Houston, Texas

I don’t want to stop being grateful for everything and everyone in my life.

🇺🇸  3. JS – San Antonio, Texas

I want to keep being fascinated and inspired by entrepreneurial triumphs and failures, alike. Screw being a rank & file employee at a corporate giant. Give me purpose.

Screw being a rank & file employee at a corporate giant. Give me purpose.

Canada-flat-icon 4. Gloria – British Columbia, Canada

1) I want to keep staying true to myself
2) I want to keep trusting my gut once in a while (earlier this year, I planned a spontaneous trip to Shanghai with my friends on a whim)
3) I want to keep reminding myself that there will always be haters so fk’em all
4) I want to keep making a conscious effort to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people
5) I want to keep reading cathincollege!!! 😁

🇺🇸  5. Brian – United States

I’d like to keep being just as obsessed with cats as I currently am.

/* Two nights ago I had a dream that Benji had bought a kitten no larger than the size of a Chipotle burrito and surprised me with it when I got back to school. For no apparent reason, I proceeded to break down sobbing, burying my wet face in the kitten’s superlatively soft fur, while repeatedly wailing “OH MY GOD IT’S SOOOO CUTEEEE.” I guess what I’m trying to say is, I feel you, Brian. */

🇺🇸  6. Alexa – Georgia, United States

In 2016, I want to continue being a strong leader and teammate by continuing to set a positive example.
I want to continue calling out people on their quick judgements and harsh comments on people whom they have barely gotten to know.
I want to continue building deeper and more meaningful friendships
I want to continue to watch out for my friends
I want to continue to take risks and live life as fully and joyfully as I possibly can
I want to continue to push my creativity and mind to the limits
I want to continue to make the decisions I know are best for me despite what other think of them
I want to continue to understand that it’s okay not to be 100% put together all the time
Most of all, I want to continue pursuing my best self FOR myself and nobody else

I want to continue pursuing my best self FOR myself and nobody else.

🇺🇸  7. Anonymous – Hawaii, United States

I want to keep expressing my gratitude for everyone who has ever supported or helped me.
I want to stay close with my friends, even if they move away.
I want to keep reading/watching CathinCollege because it makes me happy!

// 😀 

🇺🇸  8. Anonymous – Florida, United States

I want keep treating others equally and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt contrary to their indirect actions.

India-Flag-icon 9. Nganjur – Bangalore, India

1. Keep my warped and weird-ass sense of humor
2. Continue to intellectually stimulate myself
3. Stay in touch with the intelligent, diverse and interesting friends I have
4. Continue to be the siren (LOL) that I am

🇺🇸  10. Cinthia – Thousand Oaks, California

I want to keep owning my successes.
I don’t want to change who I am by comparing myself to others.

🇺🇸  11. Udbhav Chitta – Bastrop, Texas

I have just finished my first semester of college and one characteristic that I can be proud of, and I would never change is that I am not afraid of meeting new people. College threw me into a diverse environment and I loved every minute. Unresolution tldr: not being afraid to talk to new people– basically the trait (of all the traits I am proud of) I am most impressed by when I noticed it in myself and when I witness it in other people.

🇺🇸  12. Anonymous – San Diego, California

To keep being amazing. (peace sign)

To keep being amazing. (peace sign)

Venezuela-Flag-icon 13. Anonymous – Venezuela

– I want to keep thinking the way I think.
– I want to stop caring about things that are not important in my life.
– I want to keep working hard for my goals.
– I don’t want to stop fighting for the people I love.

It’s 9:22 pm here in Venezuela and I didn’t had the best day so I just though of doing this short list of my new yeas “un-resolutions” hahaha and since reading or watching your blogs and videos makes me happy i though it was a good idea ;D ; btw I wanted to tell you that you’re amazing, keep doing what you do.
P.S: I love u hahah <3
P.S 2: this was actually fun

/* I’m glad I could have anything to do with helping you turn your day around, even if not until 9:22 PM 🙂 Keep thinking the way you think, DR. – Cath */ 

🇺🇸  14. Anonymous – St. Paul, Minnesota

Trying to change for somebody that I like.

// DON’T DO IT!!! – Cath

🇺🇸  15. Linda – North Carolina, United States

I want my passion for life to continue to grow because I’ve never been as happy as I was throughout 2015.
I want to continue to rise above and defeat every obstacle that gets in my way.
I want to continue to grow as a person by keeping an open mind and an open heart through everything I will experience.
I want my curiosity to lead me to new passions and hobbies, mistakes, success, and growth.

I want my curiosity to lead me to new passions and hobbies, mistakes, success, and growth.

// Ugh, so wise. 

🇺🇸  16. Anonymous – California, United States

To keep the most wonderful people in my life: my friends, my crazy family, and my amazing boyfriend.

🇺🇸  17. Sam, from the Stanford class of 2020! – San Diego, CA

I don’t want to forget where I come from.
I don’t want to lose my quirkiness.

Iceland-Flag 18. Dagny – Reykjavik, Iceland

-I want to keep being as weird as I am with all my flaws and imperfections because they make me the person I am.
-I want to keep being supportive of my friends and family’s choices in life because I know they really value my opinion (for some unknown reason that only some “higher power” will know the answer to).
-I want to keep being single because dating at 17 is completely overrated in my opinion.
-I want to continue being the annoying ass older sister that my little siblings look up to because it motivates me (and hopefully them) to do my/their best at everything.
-I don’t want to stop being my honest and blunt self because fuck haters, they can kiss my ass when I win the game called Life and they don’t.           // AYYYEEE
-I don’t want to change my laugh either! (TWINSIES!)
-I don’t want to change my style.
-I want to keep learning every single day.
-I don’t want to stop having big dreams and high hopes.
-I want to keep being the girl my parents raised me to be; weird as hell, laid back and happy.
And last but not least:
-I want to keep making people smile and laugh, it absolutely makes my day (and year for that matter) 🙂

I want to keep being the girl my parents raised me to be; weird as hell, laid back and happy.

🇺🇸  19. Paris – Massachusetts, United States

I want to keep asking questions.
I want to keep seeking to understand before I am understood.
I want to keep my curiosity alive.
I want to keep doing what I love because it makes me who I am, not because I want to put it on a resume.
I want to keep falling in love with corners of this world that I have never been to.
I want to keep learning about the people around me because there’s so damn much we may not know about those we love.
I want to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
I want to keep raising my hand.
I want to keep contributing to conversations even if I feel intimidated.

I want to keep doing what I love because it makes me who I am, not because I want to put it on a resume… I want to keep learning about the people around me because there’s so damn much we may not know about those we love… I want to keep contributing to conversations even if I feel intimidated.

Happy new year to you and your family Cath! Can’t wait to read about all the amazing things you share on your blog in 2016 🙂

/* You’re a flipping rockstar, Paris. Thanks for always being so supportive. Those un-resolutions are incredible. Love you to pieces ❤ – Cath */

🇬🇧  20. Yasmine – London, England

I want to keep binge watching ridiculousy-amazing-but-intense telenovelas on Netflix whenever I feel like it.

// YASSSS YASMINE lol siempre hay tiempo para una más amirite – Cath

🇺🇸  21. Christefano – New Jersey, United States

I want to learn more about the environment that we surround!
I want to form a charity that will benefit the elephants in Africa.

philippines 22. Seetothekay – Manila, Philippines

I want to keep being the strong confident person I am
I want to continue dancing and expressing the way I feel through dance
I want to keep being that friend who everyone goes to when they want to rant and need a boost in their self-esteem
I want to continue being open-minded and genuinely kind to strangers
I don’t want to change my goals
I don’t want to change how I feel about myself
I don’t want to change the close relationships I have with my family

And I definitely don’t want to change the fact that I’m a loyal, devoted reader of CathInCollege! Haha! Happy New Years, Cath! Stay awesome! xo

/* So much love to you on the other side of the world, Seetothekay! 🙂 Thanks for supporting! – Cath */

🇺🇸  23. Hannah Ratcliff – Virginia, United States

I want to keep learning and sustain the constant motivation I’ve obtained since the beginning of my sophomore year.
I want to keep making crazy, out-of-this-world goals that I may not be able to achieve, but I’ll fight like hell trying.
I want to keep making crappy “dad jokes”.
I want to keep waking up every morning, make a cheesy five year-old smile in the mirror, and tell my sleepy butt to conquer my classes.
And I want to keep making stupid mistakes and embarrassing memories so I can have a good laugh next New Years.

I want to keep making crazy, out-of-this-world goals that I may not be able to achieve, but I’ll fight like hell trying.


God, I’m in love with every single one of you :’) Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Just one more thing before we wrap this up…

STANFORD CARDINAL FOOTBALL ARE THE 2016 ROSE BOWL CHAMPIONS, BABY

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🌹 Roses are Cardinal Red, 🌹

📚 My backpack’s navy blue, 📚

🏈 My school has the best football team, 🏈

🤓 And the smartest students, too. 😉 🤓

– Cardinal Cath

 

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Written by Catherine Goetze

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  1. ayyy saying hi from hong kong!! i’d been writing a lot of college essays + preparing for exams in the past few weeks and your blog has been my go-to website for stress relief haha. you have a lot of very interesting perspectives and i really enjoyed reading your text posts and watching your videos. just wanted to say thanks for gracing the internet with awesome content (y) best of luck at school!

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