Revolutions, Revelations, and Real Tough Changes for the New Year

Students share their thoughts on 2019.

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Revolutions, Revelations, and Real Tough Changes for the New Year

The new year brings new hopes and aspirations!

The new year brings new hopes and aspirations!

Allison Woods

The new year brings new hopes and aspirations!

Allison Woods

Allison Woods

The new year brings new hopes and aspirations!

Allison Woods, Assistant Editor/Staff Writer

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Showing signs of change this 2019

People always have something they’d like to change about themselves. And sure, why wouldn’t they? People aren’t perfect and there’s almost always room for improvement some way or another.

With the start of a new year, you often hear the phrase “New year, new me.” There is no better time to start practicing new habits or mindsets than in a new year where you can better keep track of your progress and time.

Sophomore Victoria Agrava has chosen to share her ground-breaking revelation of  2019.

“No more putting other people in front of myself,” she says proudly, “I want to take care of myself mentally and physically. I’m eating healthier and getting rid of fake friends.”

Sophomore basketball player Kathryn George has a different mindset.

“Well, I really don’t like the phrase ‘new year, new me.’ I know it’s figurative, but it seems stupid to me. It should be ‘new year, new habits,’” she states. “If I could do anything to better myself, it would probably either be my mindset or my athletic skills. But like I said, all it takes is more practice and better habits. Not a whole new Kathryn.”

There are many different ways to look at New Year’s Resolutions. The factual side presents many interesting statistics about these goals. In fact, about 22% of these resolutions fail after a week, and 40% fail after a month.

Of course, that brings us to the less serious side of these aspirations. Some people choose not to follow their dreams as strictly as others, and many don’t even make them at all.

Surprisingly, 38% of people claim to never make resolutions.

“Meh” Desiree-Hayden Johnson shrugs. “I’ve never actually met anyone who’s had a New Year’s Resolution and kept it. Besides, I’m lazy enough and have enough on my plate with band and school and all. Of course, there’s room for improvement, but I don’t really have anything set in stone.”

Everyone is different when it comes to their dreams and aspirations and things they want to change about themselves. Whether it’s weight loss, reading more books, or just simply becoming a nicer person, making adjustments to what you’re used to is difficult.

And the start of a New Year doesn’t necessarily mean the start of a new you. You could wake up one day and decide you want to eat more salads or that you’re gonna get that summer body. And if you’re happy with yourself, you don’t have to change anything at all.

Making variations and modifications to your daily habits may be challenging, but if you truly have a goal and are in it to win it, there’s no doubt that you’ll get there eventually.

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Allison Woods, Assistant Editor

Allison Woods is a sophomore and is involved in theatre and the fall play. She is also a founding member of the first Project LIt Harleton Book Club.  Ali...

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