Starting of the New Year Right


Ava Wolfe, Writer

What are your New Year’s resolutions? A New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year. It’s a promise to do something different in the new year. 

Many students and staff at OHS have set goals for themselves to achieve in the new year. Junior Ayden Walter said, “I don’t really have a big New Year’s resolution, but I started eating healthier and maintaining a good diet.” It’s easy to come up with resolutions, but it’s much harder to stick with them throughout the year. Walter said, “So far I’ve stuck it out.” Some members of OHS, however, are not participating in this tradition. Economics teacher Mr. John Weide said,  “No, I don’t have any but if you have goals and are trying to make a change in your lifestyle, New Year’s resolutions are a good way to do that.” Most people do not feel the need to make a New Year’s resolution or just did not make any. 

There’s nothing inherently bad about setting a New Year’s resolution. Where things can become problematic is when it comes from a place of pressure or obligation. Setting goals for yourself in the new year is a terrific approach to get the year off on the right foot.