2021, a time for hope and growth


Igor Bastidas

The New York Times shares an image, by artist, Igor Bastidas, that illustrates the need for smaller, more doable resolutions in 2021.

The annual tradition of new year’s resolutions may not be quite so “traditional” this year.  Because 2020 brought many hardships, many look for a fresh, new start one baby step at a time.

“My resolutions are to be more disciplined in school, try to be more healthy, and spend more time with friends and family,” said sophomore Gracie Tignor. “In order to keep my plans, I have someone to keep me accountable, and I have a planner to organize everything.”

For some, New Year’s resolutions can be simple; it can even be a word that you want to abide by.

“I have a word of the year, my word is ‘commit.’ In order to follow this, I have written the words on sticky notes throughout my room and set the lock screen of my phone with reminders relating to the word. Additionally, I have a bracelet with the word,” said junior Kaitlyn Hertz.

Given the circumstances of the pandemic, people had more time to think of resolutions that foster personal growth.

“The only difference with my resolutions this year would be recording my own album; I’ve never had the time to sit down and play guitar for hours on end, that is until the pandemic,” said English teacher Don Kroeller.