Students set goals for the new year

by Kaylee Bandstra/

Towards the end of every year, people state, “New year, new me,” ready to change or challenge themselves for the upcoming year.  Many are successful keeping their New Year’s resolutions for the first weeks, but about 80% of resolutions fail by February, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Only 24% of PC students went into the new year with a resolution in mind, and only 47% of those who made resolutions kept them. 

The most popular resolutions made by students were goals of working out and reading the Bible.“I just read [the Bible] every night before bed, and it’s honestly just become a routine now,” said senior Abby Gosselink.

A few students wish to see the positive side of this new year. “I made the resolution to strengthen my faith each day, as well as be more responsible and have a good attitude toward everything,” stated senior Kody Jansen. 

Some gave themselves multiple goals to achieve. “ [I’ll] do a 10 minute workout every day, spend more time with the people I love, learn to love me for me and stop caring what others think, volunteer once a month, and most importantly: Spend less money on tea,” said sophomore Nia Hoekstra.

Many did not set up a resolution for themselves. “I did not make any New Year’s resolutions because I think if you need the changing of a date to provide you with the motivation you need to improve your life you’re doing something wrong,” stated senior Tate Osborn.


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