Since this is my last editorial before the new year, I thought this would be a good time to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I’m sure most of us make them, but only follow them for like… a week. Personally, I don’t even do that. I usually don’t even have a resolution, because I know I’m not going to do it. However, that kind of thinking is wrong. In fact, I think our whole attitude towards the whole “resolution thing” is wrong.
Most people treat resolutions as a way to force themselves to do things they don’t want to, like the typical resolution of going to the gym. Yet, resolutions shouldn’t be something you don’t want to do — they should be the opposite. Coming up with resolutions should be a chance to look back on the year and think about what you wish you had done more. Perhaps it’s something as simple as actually watching that TV show you’ve been meaning to start, or taking advantage of your proximity to Manhattan and all it has to offer.
Personally, I wish I took more advantage of my worry-free co-op existence this past semester and that I had actually done the hobbies I said I would do. I wish I had actually painted like I claimed I would, and so much more. Now, unfortunately, I will be back in classes this upcoming semester and will therefore have less free time. Therefore, I am going to make my New Years Resolution be that I actually finish that painting next semester. Or, more realistically, work on it once a month or so. The point is that this is something that I want to do, and even if I don’t get to actually doing it, I am going to try, and that is what New Years Resolutions should be all about.
So with that, don’t make your resolution a miserable one, but one that you will be excited to do. So good luck to all with finals, happy holidays, and see you all in the new year.