Lightning Strikes the New Year

Grant Franey

The beginning of 2023 allows for a fresh start and for new opportunities. It encourages everyone to reflect on their past year and set some new goals. Making New Year’s resolutions is a common tradition that helps inspire people to become the best version of themselves from creating goals such as learning a new skill, accomplishing a personal health goal, breaking a bad habit, or creating a balanced schedule.

Sage Hill students have begun tackling the second semester with resolutions and hopes for the new year. Senior Arushi Chokshi said, “I hope to finish out my senior year strong.”

“My New Year’s resolution is to sleep more and prioritize my mental health,” Junior Carisa Koh said. 

While some students plan to make the most of the second semester, others want to learn new skills or refine old ones.

“My New Year’s resolution is to learn how to shuffle cards in bridge,” Junior Jaci Lee said.

“I want to work on improving my poetry,” Senior Alex Yoak said.

Other students pursue more specific goals. Junior Anne Chen said she wants to read 30 books in 2023.

These New Year’s resolutions are excellent examples of students setting goals to better themselves in the upcoming year. It is never too late to set a new goal or start working toward a certain achievement, regardless of how big or small.