I Resolve To Make New Year’s Resolutions

Luis Arias, Features Reporter

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The tradition traces back to nearly 4,000 years but gets renewed with each year that passes.

And as common as it is throughout different countries, for everyone it’s a personal promise that can either provide direction from month-to-month or be forgotten in a few weeks.

This is what it means to be a New Year’s resolution.

According to the History Channel’s Web site, History.com, the first New Year’s resolutions were made by the ancient Babylonians who offered promises to their gods in exchange for a good harvest. Nowadays, the promises are made to ourselves: study harder, eat healthy, save money.

While resolutions are often made within days of January 1, The Prowl asked students and teachers on campus to consider them a little early.

 

Senior Bryan Becerra said he’s ready to try again to follow through on a New Year’s resolution, though his track record isn’t promising.

“I started my resolution on Jan. 1st,” Becerra said. “I didn’t follow my resolution from the previous year but I tried to stick to this year’s.”

Becerra said he gives himself the same advice he’d offer friends, and that’s to “stick through it and don’t quit cause if you do you’ll never know what would’ve happened if you had completed it.”

 

For Senior Adrian Aguirre, making resolutions has been his thing since 2013.

Aguirre’s resolution for 2018 is “to hopefully start driving.”

The difficulty of making and keeping resolutions can be a problem that teachers also have.

“I think I have always done New Year’s Resolutions but, I have always struggled with keeping them,” said biology teacher Mrs. Alanis.

Still, Alanis said she experienced some level of success with during 2017.

“I did follow through last year resolution which was to cut down on extra things that were keeping me busy after work,” Alanis said. “I stepped down from one ministry leadership role at my church. It gave me more time to spend with my loved ones.”

 

Social Studies Instructor Mr. Ribota said his resolution is to “cut back from drinking drinks with sugar and drink more water.”

When asked to give his advice on making resolutions, Ribota said, it’s simple.

“Don’t make one!” Ribota said. “Just do one day at a time. Make it reachable.”

“It’s hard to change something you’ve been doing for a long time so it’s difficult to maintain consistency with a resolution,” Ribota said. “It’s really dependent on the individual will of the person to meet a goal like that, they have to be motivated to finish.”

So paraphrase a classic holiday song, “We wish you some motivation for a Happy New Year!”

 

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