When a new year begins, people decide and set goals for what they want to achieve in the upcoming year, which are commonly known as New Year's resolutions. New Haven is no exception to this tradition.
This year, a poll was taken at New Haven High School to see what everyone's New Year's resolutions are and how they plan to achieve them.
LeeAnna Linton, senior at New Haven High School, exclaimed, “My New Year's resolution is to eat healthier and be happier. I plan to achieve this by making cleaner foods and incorporating more produce into my diet. I also plan to focus on the positive things and not let the negative things bring me down.”
According to the writers of Statisticbrain.com, 41% of Americans make New Year's resolutions. Out of this 41%, 21% make a goal to either lose weight or eat healthier.
Brooklyn Covington, also a senior, supported this statement by adding that her New Year's resolution is to get 10,000 steps a day on her Fitbit.
Another common resolution is to make life improvements. Miranda Durbin, sophomore at New Haven High School, was asked what her New Year's resolution is, and she responded with, “To be more adventurous and travel places I've never been before!” Ethan Groner, also a sophomore, added his New Year's resolution was to be a “better person”.
Although some people like Miranda, Ethan, LeeAnna, and Brooklyn see it better to start the new year off with a goal, there are some who think differently.
Diana Ribera, sophomore, was asked what her view on New Year’s resolutions is, and she responded with, “I set goals for myself all year round-- that’s how I stay positive and successful throughout the year.”
As an overview, New Year's resolutions create a sense of “new year, new me”, and our New Haven Shamrocks are soon to prove if that statement is an accurate one.