Scholar Voice: It’s time for some resolutions

People sometimes look back on a year after it’s over and may not have had what they would consider a “perfect year” (which, by the way, is okay). I mean we’re human, we mess up, other people mess up and sometimes that can get us feeling down. That’s what the “imperfect” part of the year refers to.

Congrats on living through 2k17 and surviving!

2017 was first year that I had to juggle two different sports, keep my grades up, and try to be a good example of a peer leader. It wasn’t always easy since I would come home from practice or a game at 6:00 in the afternoon. I’d be physically tired but I knew that I still had to stay up so my grades wouldn’t suffer. Sometimes I’d stay up really late to finish my homework only to wake up early and continue the cycle again. It would get super stressful at times and I’m sure that I’m not the only one who had to deal with stress in 2017.

We’re in the first few months of 2018. We can take full advantage of this new year!

In other words, we can come up with some New Year’s Resolutions. Our resolutions might consist of changes that can alter our day to day lives in a more positive manner.

I plan on taking more time to be grateful for everything around me and I mean everything!

It could be said that my resolution is broad, but that’s okay. A New Year’s Resolution should be whatever you want it to be.

It is, however, useful to set smaller goals that will help you obtain your resolution.

You could even quit an unhealthy habit or start healthy habits. Some of my other goals include making sure I don’t start homework after 10:00 pm and reading more often outside of my classwork. Resolutions can be daunting and defeating if they feel unachievable.

I believe in you! Remember to set those short-term goals and celebrate when you reach them!

About the Author:

My name is Nasra. I was born in America but my ethnicity is Somali. Currently I attend the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. One thing I’m looking forward to about being a peer leader is getting to know the Steppingstone community from a different perspective. I hope to see you all at SMASH!