New Year’s Resolutions

Ania Szydlowski, Editor

On New Year’s Day each year, people begin to set their New Year’s Resolutions. These New Year’s Resolutions are goals that people set for themselves over a period of time when they want a fresh start to the new year. As the year starts over from the first day of the upcoming year, people feel as though they can try to change their mindsets for the better. Although these goals create open mindsets for people of all ages, many people do not fulfill their goals or give up on them. 

Kenneth Zhang ‘20 mentions, “I feel like it would be hard for me because I don’t commit to things easily. I would often forget about what I would be doing or just wouldn’t have the motivation for the New Year’s Resolution. It’s really hard sometimes to find motivation to change who I am as a person because of how long I’ve been in the same routine.” 

Bryan Wong ‘20 adds, “I don’t really set New Year’s Resolutions because they’re either too unrealistic and difficult to complete or so simple that I don’t need to wait for a new year to do them.” 

“I try not to make a big deal when I set them so that if I don’t fulfill it, I’m not too upset with myself. I do it though because it gives me something to do and focus on rather than using time as an excuse,” notes Lauren Skiba ‘22. 

Whether or not Whitney Young students eventually decide to follow through with their New Year’s Resolutions, the process of creating these goals helps make the start to each year brighter and better.