Columbia Heights, Minnesota
By Hannan Minhas, iLander Staff Reporter
New Year’s resolutions are an important end to the holiday season. People want to start the new year on the right foot.
It is a very old tradition. It date backs to the times of the Roman Empire, when they used to make a promise to Janus, one of their gods, for whom they named the month of January.
Resolutions are important because they help you make a clear picture of your future and help you set some goals in your life. It is also the time to analyze your life and make a fresh new start. Forget the past and focus on the future -- and make that future bright.
Here are some New Year’s resolutions from Heights teens.
CHHS Freshman Jorge Almanzar wants to “focus more in school and get better grades and not to slack off during school.”
For Sophomore Tri Trinh it is about “balancing time, work(ing) on time management... Don't assume things are too easy; be open-minded; (and) stop being lazy and cursing.”
However, for at least one CHHS teen resolutions are not the way to go about doing things.
CHHS Junior Shauna Stromberg said that for her New Year's resolutions don't really ever work out and are always broken.
“I'm just doing what I do every year: Try to make new friends, control myself and have fun,” Stromberg said.
CHHS Sophomore David Scott said he wants to stop procrastinating so much and do homework more often.
New Year’s resolution’s are great. They make us think about our lives and where we are going.
(Photo illustration by Hannan Minhas.)