New Year’s resolutions have been a tradition throughout many societies dating all the way back to the Babylonians making promises to the gods above for the next year. Today, it is a way to improve yourself and better your habits of everyday life. At Assumption, many students have been inspired by the words, “New Year, same me, but I’m going to love her better than ever.” When asked what these words mean to her, Senior, Ava Wheeler, said, “Assumption makes me feel like I don’t need to change who I am, but rather just make myself the best possible person I can be.”
Students have taken initiative to become the best versions of themselves. Junior, Hannah Riddle, said her new year resolution was to drink more water. She feels as though she will be a better field hockey player and healthier in general if she keeps herself hydrated. Sophomore, Elle Crittendon, said, “My new years resolution is to refrain from unnecessary drama and gossip. I want to say more kind words to others to make people feel good.” Another new year’s resolution seen at Assumption is from Senior, Ella Welch who hopes to read 15 books by the end of the year.
Whether you hope to drink more water, say more kind words, or read a certain number of books, new years resolutions are a great way to hope for improvement. If however, you are struggling to find what exactly would be a good resolution for you, think about spending more time with family, procrastinating less on homework, learn a new skill or hobby, forgive someone you may hold a grudge against, or quit an unhealthy habit. Setting achievable goals can help you reach your full potential. Like writer C.S Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
By: Caroline Hamilton