I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh. It’s January.” I get it. Another semester, which means another 3-4 months of school. It’s been hard to get back into school and, for some, start some new classes. You may even be in bed about to read this article like:
Well, when starting off the new year a common phrase we often hear is, “new year, new me.” We apply it to multiple things which include trying to get in shape, eating healthier, and even making a better effort to improve our spiritual life. The beginning of a year symbolizes a clean slate and a shiny new beginning. It’s a way of saying, “Hey, this time I’m willing to commit to a better me.” But really getting into the groove of things can mean extra effort and determination.
Since we all have come back from break everyone is in the same boat, which is getting back into the routine of a new semester and starting off fresh. I want to encourage all of you to push hard this last semester. I know, you’ve heard it A THOUSAND TIMES but hear me out! For seniors it’s only a few months of high school left, for juniors you’re half a year closer to becoming a senior, for freshmen and sophomores these last few months are an opportunity to build healthy habits for the rest of your high school career (which, trust me, will pay off later). Here are facts and a few tips to help crush your resolutions:
This is what the Bible tells us about a New Year, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19). God promises amazing things when we experience new beginnings. Take this year as an opportunity to do great things. Stay positive and happy (late) New Year Cougars! One more semester. You’ve got this!
By Faith Paden, Student Life Editor, Senior at Campion