2018 New Year's Resolutions


New year; new goals.  The new year gives you a chance to reflect on the past year and give yourself a fresh start. While, admittedly, the diet/workout routine you promise to stick to usually goes amiss three weeks into January, some resolutions stick.


I decided to ask some of our writers what their resolutions are for 2018.



“I hope to spend less time on my phone and more time focused on what’s happening around me in the present.” -Hayley Accola, third-year.



“I would say that my #1 resolution is taking more risks. I think the most rewarding opportunities come when a person steps outside of their comfort zone and leaves room for uncertainty.” -Jennile O’Connor, first-year.


“This year I’m going to seek growth through new memories and laughter with my loved ones, so my resolution is to say yes to at least one adventure a week. Even if it’s something small, like going to a new coffee shop with my roommate! It’s all about seeking out those moments with my loved ones.” — Shelby Kluver, second-year.



“I’d say my New Year’s resolution is to go out of my comfort zone and try new things more often. Like I have a bucket list of things in Chicago that I still want to try.” — Hannah Foster, second-year.


“I want to manage my own time better so I have more time to help my friends and family. I also want to wake up with fewer alarms every day.” — Jacky James, second-year.


“I would say my New Year’s resolution is to put 100% into what I am a part of on campus. I am involved in a variety of different organizations and I want to really put all of my effort into each and everyone of them, becoming more involved in Loyola's community.” —Emily Morley, second-year.


“I guess I’d say that I hope to only give my time to people and work that are worthy of it.” — Vanessa Cahin, first-year.


“My New Year’s resolution is to try to take better care of my body.” — Liz Schwarting, second-year.



“My New Year’s resolution this year is to be a happier, healthier version of myself. This passed year has been one of the toughest of my life. I intend to do everything in my power to be happy and to make others around me happy. I want to use my experiences as a way to help and reach others.” — Madison Freeman, third-year.



As for me, I am a girl who complains a lot. It would be unrealistic to say I want to stop complaining altogether, but I hope to be more aware of it. My resolution is to complain less, and when I find myself complaining, to hopefully start thinking about something more positive.



What are your 2018 New Year’s resolutions? Tweet us @HerCampusLUC.