While I am not usually one to set a New Year’s resolution for myself, I believe that resolutions are a good way to evaluate ourselves and our everyday habits. As 2018 is just heating up, now is the perfect time for self-reflection. As I considered my New Year’s resolution, I thought about my role as a student at Sturgis. Our school is full of core values which every student should strive to embody, and there are plenty of opportunities for all of us to grow as individuals in a variety of ways. My goal this year will be to further showcase the IB Learner Profile and to expand as a person through my academic classes. The IB program aims to develop teenagers into inquirers, thinkers and communicators. Based on these principles, I will work to change my community in innovative ways, such as starting a new club at my school. The IB also calls for students to be caring and to be risk-takers. I interpret this as going out of my way to help out someone who is struggling even if I do not know them very well. Even simple gestures can go a long way for someone in need. Finally, it is important to be balanced and reflective. Too much of anything can be a bad thing. I want to be a part of Sturgis’ tight-knit community while also working hard academically.
I encourage everyone to put their best foot forward this year. I believe there is no such thing as a goal that is too small. No matter how we choose to improve our lives, any effort to go beyond what we think is reasonable for ourselves is a great achievement.
My Positive Resolutions for the New Year
Coming into the New Year, it is common to make a resolution about how you want to improve, such as designing a workout schedule or maintaining a proper diet. Personally, in 2018, I would like to focus on trying new things. I hope that the New Year will be full of new experiences. Little things like trying new foods, joining fun clubs, visiting unique places, trying out another sport, or reaching out to different people are all things that I hope to achieve in 2018. I think that it is important to keep trying new things because as we grow up, we are changing, and one day something that we have not tried before might be really interesting to us. Also, taking risks and getting outside my comfort zone is part of my resolution because in order to try something new, I might have to do something that is nerve-racking. I hope that everyone has a great 2018 full of successes, happy surprises, and new opportunities!
New Year, New Me!
My New Year's resolutions are simple and quick. In 2018, I want to be healthier, eat more vegetables, drink more water, and cut down on my sugar intake. I also want to work out more in order to get in better shape. Overall, my focus will be to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. At school, I will strive to earn all A’s in the next semester and beyond. Finally, I will develop stronger time management skills and avoid distractions such as social media while I work. I hope we can all achieve the goals we set for ourselves in the New Year and enjoy 2018 to the fullest!