New Year, New You

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Happy, Healthy New Year - Students make New Year's resolutions to improve themselves. They make them, and break them, sometimes before the end of January. Making a New Year's resolution is a small step but crucial to learn goal setting.

Lauren Ferguson, Reporter

New Year’s Resolutions started about 4,000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians, making them mid-March when planting crops.

Nowadays, it is traditional to make them on the first day of the year. 

“My New Year’s resolution is to workout and eat healthier,” freshman Amanda Rackley said. “I haven’t broken it yet.”

New Year’s resolutions are more important to some people than others.

“My goal this year was to go to bed earlier,” freshman Tyler Pim said. “I forgot about it until you asked. I’ve been staying up every night.”

Going to the gym, saving more money, and getting better grades are some of the most common ones, however some people get more creative.

“I want to travel out of the country this year,” junior Teagan Loid said.

And some get very… unique with their goals. 

“I said I wanted to eat less Twinkies,” freshman Dylan Snead said, laughing.

Several students talked about getting better at their sports and some did not have a resolution at all. 

“I didn’t make one this year because I always end up forgetting about them,” freshman Kendall Smith said.

It being a new decade also motivated people to make some more serious ones. 

“It’s the start of an entire new decade. I need to figure out what I’m going to do with my life,” senior William Ferguson said. 

New Year’s resolutions are a good way to set goals for the future and better yourself but remember to be realistic in order to achieve your goal.