New Year, new you

Out with the old. In with the new.

When the ball drops at midnight on Jan. 1. many people take the time as opportunity to change their lives. The start of a new calendar year gives people an opportunity at fresh starts. Some people think resolutions are overrated and pointless. Others may base their whole year off decisions made and goals set due to the New Year.

“Resolutions have really helped me in life. Last year, my resolution was to no longer drink any soda or carbonated drinks. I am still holding strong to that today. I believe that resolutions work. If you want something to change in your life, you can set a resolution or goal and make it happen,” junior Joey Craig said.

Other people are content with how their lives are and do not feel the need for resolutions.

“I used to believe in New Year’s resolutions, but they just don’t seem to work for me. I believe that if you want to change something about yourself, you should not have to wait until the New Year, but you should just change it when you want to,” junior Gentry White said.

Whether working towards a goal or getting a membership at the gym, resolutions can shape a year.

“Come 2018, I think I will be a better person both physically and mentally. My goals are to no longer eat fast food and to get in better physical shape to benefit my team and myself for this upcoming football season. If I obtain these goals, I will become a better athlete and an all-around happier individual,” Craig said.

Being content with life is all about being happy. Whatever can help people obtain that goal is something worth attempting.

“In 2017, I want to be a nicer person and a harder worker. However, I am fairly content with my life right now,” junior Justin Vandyke said.

New Year’s resolutions seem to be hit or miss based on persistence.

“For 2017, I want to make sure I work towards my goals and stick to them. At this point in school, giving up is not really an option,” said White.

Whenever goals are set, it is imperative to remain accountable to maintain that resolution.

“I truly believe I will be a changed person for the better. I will be in the gym as much as possible. I am also going to stick to a steady diet to make my resolution become a reality,” Craig said.

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