New Year, New Mills

New Year, New Mills

Sydney DeVaney, Author

At the beginning of each year, people try to better themselves to ring in the new year with a New Year’s resolution. A common tradition with religious origins, New Year’s resolutions are most commonly found in the Western hemisphere in which people try to get rid of an undesirable behavior or try something new in order to improve their life with a fresh start. 

A modern saying used at the beginning of the year is “New Year, New Me.” Of course, there are so many things that people strive for throughout January. Common resolutions include: stop smoking, pray more, get a new job, make new friends, rebuild relationships, cut toxicity out, and maybe the most participated one, work out.  

While the thought of people changing their ways sounds like, and probably is, a good thing, New Year’s resolutions have a 52% or higher failure rate every year.  

Taking to the halls of Spring Mills, the response to the question “What is your New Year’s resolution?” was… underwhelming.  

“I didn’t really make one this year, and if I did it would be something simple like to wear my watch more or drink more water,” said senior Kaylee Bailey. However, senior Kamryn Majewski had an extreme response. 

“I don’t have one. I never make them because nothing’s changed about me from last year,” said Majewski. In fact, every senior on the Bird’s Eye View staff did NOT make New Year’s resolutions.  

“It’s a thing we don’t really do at this age,” said Bailey. However, some people decided to challenge themselves.  

“I want to get into better shape. I’m eating much healthier foods and going to the gym almost every day. It’s really easy to cut out unnecessary foods and replace them with more beneficial options,” said senior Carolina Rineheart.  


Photo from Carolina Rineheart