Being a few weeks into the new year, I no longer see those obnoxious posts about the New Year, New Me. Every time I saw those on Facebook or Twitter, my instant reaction was the eyeroll emoji. Because, let’s be real, we all are basically the same person we were in 2015.
I actually really dislike the saying “New Year, New Me,” but for some reason, I’m somewhat okay with the saying “New Semester, New Me.” It makes more sense than completely changing my life once the clock strikes 12:01. Personally, I think once second semester starts, we have a chance to get our GPAs back up to where we want, we can try a little bit harder in our classes, and we get to learn from our mistakes.
Second semester also means we can try out our New Year’s resolutions. For me, it’s all about finding ways to deal with my stress, becoming better with saving money, and trying to get more sleep. Junior Tala Salti said, “My resolutions are to get more sleep, to cut down on Netflix time and to not be out of breath after going up the stairs.”
Since it’s a new semester, I challenge you to go join some clubs, join a spring sport, or try something new. It’s not too late to get involved at Ames High, so venture out.