New Year New You

Shelby Casillas, Reporter

A new year means a new you, right? It’s been going on longer than you think. According to, the resolutions we seem to, um, “misplace” after the first week in January actually began 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. It continued in Rome (circa 46 A.D.) when the month of Janus (Sound familiar?) was a time to look back at the past and forward to the future. Eventually, Christians used once pagan celebrations to resolve to reaffirm their walk with Christ. No matter the time, the common link is that resolutions (kept or forgotten) signify the new and improved you. Since there was no better time to move on from 2020, I thought I’d ask some of you how you are planning to become the new you in 2021.

The majority of the responses were focused more on becoming a better person or becoming better at something. And a few said that their New Years revolution was to become closer to God which I think is amazing! Here are some the responses to the Google form I sent out.

“I want to become closer to God, and I want my walk to become stronger.”

“Becoming a better person, losing weight, and becoming a better Christian”

“Caring less about what others think of me and focus more on what God wants for me.”

“I want to get closer to God and focus on growing myself this year!! And I also want to perfect my animal crossing island.”

“I promised to live my life and have fun and cherish the moments with those around me. Because no one is promised forever so I’m gonna treat everyone I meet as if it’s their last day on earth.”

“Focus on myself”

“Become more independent”

“I plan on being more accepting to others and try to be welcoming and nice.”

“This year I am focusing on my impact on others, and plan to become a better role model.”

“Read my bible more”

“Working out a lot more before football starts.”

“Try harder in school so I can have a good transcript and become a surgeon.”

“Learn how to spell.”

“I am going be nicer to people and just do better in school.”

“Being active and healthy.”


“Being a better person.”

“Learning to do things with others.”

“Actually do my homework.”

And I love this one because its so true!

“I don’t really have one, I don’t really do those anymore because I can never stay committed to it.”