New Year’s Resolutions: Better Late Than Never!

Greg Petralia, Staff Writer/Video Editor


As we were counting down the last seconds of 2016, so many people were really hoping that this new year would put 2016 to shame. 2016 certainly had its faults. No matter who you are, what you did, what you went through, or even if you were not affected by anything bad, we were all aware that a lot of tough and controversial events happened in 2016.

We all hoped and prayed to whomever we hope is listening that 2017 would be a really fantastic year; a year of positivity, success, happiness. Either way, people all over the world in those last few seconds of the old year, had a little glimmer of hope that 2017 would be a better year. Often times, we take action into our own hands to make it a better year. It’s called a New Year’s Resolution. We take what was wrong with the previous year and fix it ourselves in an effort to make a better year. We all make New Year’s Resolutions to set goals for ourselves to accomplish, like losing weight, or stopping our procrastination, or changing our social activities. No matter what, we make these resolutions to excel where we failed last year.

When a new year rolls around, it kind of is an open door to new opportunities, a new beginning in a sense. We take this opportunity to achieve new goals to make a better life for ourselves by trying to achieve our New Year’s Resolution of losing weight, and stopping our procrastinating, and changing our social activities. Although people take the route of hoping the new year will be better, setting goals and achieving them can give you the feeling of a guarantee that the year will be better. However, it won’t be guaranteed until you take action.

When a new year rolls around, it is important to make new year’s resolutions to help us live a better life. Making new year’s resolutions and trying to achieve our yearly goals allows us to say that we did something that year that was worth something to us. New Year’s Resolutions help guide us to a better life. So if you have not made any resolutions yet, it’s not too late.


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