Article By: Shai Fichtelberg
With 2021 just around the corner, there is one thing on everyone’s minds…New Year’s resolutions. With 2020 being such a difficult year, I know I have been thinking of ways to better myself and the lives of others in 2021. I want to work on being more focused and procrastinating less, which is something many students can relate to. One thing that is important to note is that you must try to stick to your resolution. Write it somewhere, tell someone about it, really think of how you can make a change to ensure success with your resolution.
I reached out to some Santa Rosa High School students to see what some of their New Year’s resolutions are. Senior Shreya Thyagarajan, shared that she wants to “spend more time practicing the piano to better [her] piano skills.” If you have a special skill you want to master in the upcoming year, maybe follow in Shreya’s lead and take some time to practice an instrument, sport, or even a new hobby.
Senior Madison Liggett said, “my New Year’s resolution is to stop caring about what other people think about me and be more confident.” Life can be a huge struggle sometimes and taking a moment to better yourself is critical during these times.
Senior Eliana Bruce, explains that her resolution is “to try one new thing or something that scares [her] every day.” Trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone is extremely valuable. Who knows? Maybe you will find something you really enjoy.
There are so many resolutions people can make this year such as reading more, learning a new skill every month, making your bed every morning, among many other goals. Every one of us has a way to better our lives, and if we take even thirty seconds to think of how we can make that happen, so much good can come from it. In a year surrounded by disaster, let’s look forward to the upcoming year as a positive change.