Student Life in Off-Campus Housing Directly Across from GVSU


The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been in the news for weeks now as the infectious disease has spread from China across the globe. As Michigan and now Kent County have reported cases, universities across the state have decided to make the switch from on-campus and in-class learning to online learning.
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eat healthy

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier in 2020? Many people resolve to make healthier choices, including better food choices, but then their busy lives distract them and they fall back on old patterns. It can be tough to eat healthy in college because students are very busy and they live on tight budgets. It is doable, though! Read on for some ways to make healthy eating a part of your everyday life in college. 
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Happy New Year! Meadows Crossing would like to wish our residents and friends at Grand Valley all the best in this coming year. The turning of the year is a good time for reflection and for making resolutions, of course. Have you made any resolutions this year? 

Reflecting on Successes and Failures

News and entertainment outlets always do their ”Best Of” stories at the end of the year, giving their readers a chance to look back at the good that happened in music, books, movies and television, in politics, and in life. It can be fun to read through these lists and remember or make notes of what you missed and would like to catch up on. It’s valuable to do this in your real life too. 

Making Resolutions

Looking back, it’s useful to consider both the successes and failures of the previous year. The wins we have encourage and motivate us to continue our trek towards greater success and happiness. The failures offer us lessons in choices we made that didn’t work out or opportunities we missed and could have taken advantage of. What are some areas of life to review? 

Professional Goals

People are most likely to review their professional goals at the end of the year - for good reason. Success in school or career propels people forward and enables them to have the resources they need to pay their bills, support their families, and live life. Do you have a 5-year plan of where you would like to be half a decade from now? What kind of job do you have your sights on? Will you start your own business? What does that plan require of you this year? In evaluating your professional goals, using the SMART goal system can help you make the steps you need to take more concrete and achievable. SMART stands for:

  • Specific 
  • Measurable 
  • Achievable 
  • Relevant
  • Time bound 
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