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My “New Year’s Resolutions” Part 0.5: Welcome Back

Welcome back to campus and Happy New Year! We’re more than halfway through January, and I’m here to talk about the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. You know what they are. They’re kind of like promises we make to ourselves that we’re really going to complete this task and whatnot.

Well, I’m here to tell you that I’m going to give it my best shot to make some small, reasonable promises to myself about what I want to do this year. I’d rather not call them resolutions since I think the word is kind of scary. It’s threatening in a way that makes you want to scream.

In the past, I’ve never been able to stick to my resolutions fully. I made excuses for myself. I’m too busy. I’ll do it later. I think that’s why so many people’s resolutions fail. I’m sure we’re all guilty of trying to do things that we don’t end up doing. This year, I want to change that.

I decided to make a three-part series of my promises to myself so you can all see what I plan on doing and hold me accountable to these promises. I think three promises aren’t too many, especially since some of them encompass a bit more than a simple “do this once and you’re done.”  

One of the biggest reasons that resolutions fail is that it’s hard to hold yourself accountable for these actions. If I put them on the Internet, I can’t fail. At least, in my slightly twisted mind, I hope I won’t fail.

Now, I’ll write one wrap up article at the end of this year (it’s 2020, can you believe it?) documenting my progress on these promises. The reason I decided to make each “resolution” its own article now is so that I can explain how I plan to keep these promises. At the end of the year, you won’t need to know how I kept them, just if I did or not.

Over the next week or so, I’ll be posting these articles so you can see what I’m planning to do. If you have your own resolutions, let me know and email the Her Campus at Geneseo email. If you’d love to write an article about it for our chapter, that’s cool too!

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s all keep our promises to each other and ourselves this year!

Rebecca was the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Geneseo. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing) and Communication. Rebecca was also the Copy Editor for the student newspaper The Lamron, Co-Managing Editor of Gandy Dancer, a Career Peer Mentor in the Department of Career Development, a Reader for The Masters Review, and a member of OGX dance club on campus. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Becca_Willie04!
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