Truth Behind “New Year, New Me”

Truth Behind

Phoebe Hughel, Staff Writer

January 1, 2018 marks a new year whether ready or not. Every new year, people decide to make resolutions to become  better. Most of the time these resolutions are practiced for a few weeks, and then they get forgotten about until a new year comes around. 

Some of these resolutions can be a long-term project that students take months or even years to accomplish. For example, Sophomore, Selena Peters says, “My New Year’s resolution is to be a better version of  myself. I’m slowly accomplishing this task, but it is going to take awhile.” Selena has gone from being uncomfortable in crop tops, to wearing a shorter crop top every week to become more comfortable with her body. Being a better version of oneself is not an easy task to accomplish. 

Other resolutions can take from a few days to upwards of a few weeks. Sophomore, Emerson Fowler says, “I want to be able to do what makes me happy. I don’t want to continue doing things that stress me out or make me unhappy.”  This is something that can be either short-term, or long-term. Depending on how long it takes for someone to decide that their happiness is important.

New Year’s resolutions can be effective if done correctly. Some people end up giving up within the first few days, meanwhile some people continue their resolution until it has been accomplished.