New Year, New Resolutions
It’s 2020! It’s probably safe to say that when the new year comes around, excitement starts running through our veins and we get all eager to start making resolutions for the new year. But along with all enthusiastic energy may also come with pressure and anxiety. Making New Year’s resolutions can be a stressful thing because many people usually try to list and find ways to help perfect their lives, images, and other things. Everyone wants to come across as pretty, smart, and fit, so sometimes making resolutions can be a struggle.
On another note, some people don’t care as much about making New Year’s resolutions, whether that is that they don’t believe they’ll stick to them or that they are a waste of time. Others may just make them just for the sake of it and not really put much thought into them.
But nonetheless, when you go back to school after winter break, someone is bound to ask you “What are your New Year’s resolutions?” On the first day back at Memorial High School, journalism teacher Holly Hartman had everyone in the class write two resolutions that each of us had for 2020 on a Post-it note. One had to be school related and the other had to be a personal goal.
It’s safe to say that for the school-related goal, almost every student wrote that they wanted to have good grades. Others included studying longer and more efficiently and doing well on the SAT. As for the personal goals, the answers were more abundant. From a physical goal like working out more to a mental goal like becoming more confident and having more self-esteem, the different types of resolutions ranged hugely. One unique resolution was made by freshman, Hatien Nguyen; she said she wanted to be less egotistical.
Lastly, I did asked freshman Aisha Cortes some questions about her New Year’s resolutions:
Q: Do you make New Year’s resolutions and if yes, why?
A: Yes, I do to make myself a better person.
Q: What are your resolutions this year?
A: One is to study my Bible, be more organized not just at school but also at home, and to be healthier and work out more.
Q: Do you take making resolutions seriously?
Some, only the most important ones like that I’ve been wanting to do for so long and has a big impact on my life.
Q: Do you think others take making resolutions seriously?
A: Depends on the person because a lot of people don’t really care.
But honestly, it doesn’t matter if you make New Year’s resolutions or not because it’s not the way you start that matters, it’s how you end.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
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