It’s been a tumultuous year for the teenage heroine of The Vampire Diaries. Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) died, came back as a vampire, and embarked on an epic romance with Damon Salvatore. What should be on the television character’s to-do list for 2014? Here are five New Year’s resolutions for the doppelganger.

Sort things out with Damon

We’re uneasy with the way Damon and Elena left things in the mid-season finale. Basically, Damon broke up with Elena without so much as letting her get a word in. Whatever these two decide to do, we hope they get a chance to talk it through. They’ve gone through too much together to leave things like this.

Pick a major

Or, you know, go to class. So far, we’ve not seen Elena in one class that she’s actually registered for. She and Caroline crashed Dr. Wes’s advanced biology course, but promptly got thrown out. We know Elena has never been a hardcore student, but college is the time to find a passion outside of the Salvatore brothers. We’d love to see Elena pick a major. We’re sure Caroline already has some suggestions.

Spend more time with her brother

We know Elena has busy with all of the doppelgangers and mad scientists running about, but we’ve hardly seen she and Jeremy share a “hello,” let alone an entire storyline. Not so long ago, Elena was beside herself at Jer’s death. Now, she has her brother back. We’d love to see them hanging out. You know, once or twice. (Ditto for her recently revived bestie, Bonnie.)

Figure out her family’s shady past

We think it’s past time that Elena figure out her family’s shady past once and for all before any more vampire skeletons fall out of the closet. We’d start with the Augustine Society chapters first, given that they are currently out for her blood (and the blood of all of her vampire friends). She can work back from there.

To not stake anyone

As much as we understood Elena’s actions in staking Jesse when he was about to kill Damon, we also understood Caroline’s. She was horrified that her friend had not even tried to save him. We think 2014 might be a good year for Elena to try to not kill anyone. That’s always a good goal!

What do you think Elena’s resolutions should be? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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