Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer)
New Year’s has always been a time of the year where we look to start over or renew ourselves. People urge themselves to look forward to what the upcoming year has to offer to them and how they can better themself. 2020 was an extremely difficult year for all of us. Despite that, people are still willing to make the best out of 2021.
New Year’s Resolutions come in all different forms. One that is most common among these is the goal of getting back into shape. This year, students across the country were taken out of school and we all, students and teachers alike, were forced to start learning in a very unfamiliar manner. It’s safe to say that most of us still complete our assignments from the confines of our own beds. Lots of us struggled with taking care of our bodies whether it be eating right, getting out of bed, or making sure to get a good healthy amount of physical exercise. Students here at San Lorenzo Valley High School have realized this and are now deciding to step up their game this year when it comes to their physical health. The following students state their resolutions with confidence in which I believe will get them past their goals. “I’m just really trying to cut instant ramen out of my life!” says Abigail Kelley, a junior at SLVHS. It’s really important to fuel your body with the right nutrients. To put it simply: when you eat well, you feel good! In fact, feeling good can actually help students approach online learning with a better mind frame. Another student, Dean Ricigliano also set a resolution surrounding physical health stating, “I swear to God, by December 2021, I will be so shredded that cheddar cheese and Chris Hemsworth will be jealous.”
While physical health is very important, mental health goes hand in hand with it! This goes along the lines of what Cori Newton wanted to get out of 2021. “Well, 2021 hasn’t been off to a good start, but I’m optimistic! My resolution for this year is to take the time to better myself and care more for myself.” When it comes to online school, people can feel a little bit overwhelmed with work sometimes! I think Cori has a very good standpoint when it comes to addressing mental health in 2021. It’s essential that we don’t let 2020 influence how we go into this year. Let this be a year where you take what you have learned from 2020 and apply it to this year!