According to a quick poll on Facebook, 77% of BookRenter Fans voted “Nay” for New Year’s Resolutions; instead, they said they believe in setting goals and exceeding everyone’s expectations, including their own.
Sounds pretty sugary sweet, we know. But here at BR, we are incredibly proud of all that our fans have achieved. When asked his best accomplishment in 2011, Eric Mason replied, “Graduation, Regent Scholar, Commencement Speaker, and job offer immediately after graduation (all for my mom to see before she passed away).” Wow.
Some of our fans took years to finally get back to school. Lisa Boice returned to school after an 18 year break and rocked her first semester with straight A’s. Now she’s heading off to the Peace Corps to make the world an even better place than it is just having her in it. Andrea Edwards’ honesty really knocked our socks off. She would say her biggest accomplishment was “getting into college but really it was working up enough courage to even apply.”
Not only do BR fans set high, realistically achievable goals, they dream pretty big too. Top responses to the prompt “What would you do if you couldn’t fail?”:
#1 – Cure cancer/diseases – Betty Jo Petty, Darline Albarado Gonzalez, Lashon Daniels-Gray, Shawn Callahan, Erin Marie Thornley
#2 – Fly – Amelia Nathaly Aviña, Adam Ellis, Dulce Torres, Jude Osezua Ekpen (a jet, but pretty much the same, right?)
#3 – What wouldn’t I do? – Monika Sampson, Shannon Hulett, Nia Murrell
All right, to get to the point already (yeah we can read your mind): We respect and admire all of the smart, savvy, budget-conscious students who rent textbooks from us, and we feel lucky to be even a small part of helping each of you achieve the impressive, noble goals you set and ultimately surpass. We wanted to start off the New Year by saying a giant “THANK YOU” for renting from us and we hope to take a page from you guys and surpass our own goals in 2012.
Oh yeah, one last thing! For all of you procrastinators, the Semester Guarantee program lasts through TODAY, so get going and rent your textbooks now!