With 2017 finally here and our first round of New Year's resolutions already solidly abandoned, we can now all turn our eyes to the possibility of new and better things. Perhaps, we even hope to attain a new and better version of ourselves in ways that are more attainable than our original, totally-overshooting-the-zone promises to do insane things like "stop eating chocolate completely." With these hopes for the future, we raise our glasses high, and set New Year’s resolutions that our true selves (not our drunk New Year's Eve selves) sincerely believe we will keep. But what are some good New Year's resolutions for students?
For those of us who spend our days hiding in libraries and poring over books, the New Year signals the impending new semester and we each have decisions to make. For example: Am I going to fess up to the fact that the whole poring over books thing was a flat out lie? Probably not. But I might drink three more glasses of champagne and promise I’ll study my ass off next semester. (If the first year of law school taught me anything, it’s that the drunken promise won’t be enforceable anyway.)
As New Year's Eve parties drifted into New Year's Day, which floated quietly into mid-January, most students are still recovering from the giant party that ensued when we gave 2015 its walking papers a few weeks ago. We're also wondering how bad our grades are going to be when we finally get through this semester. So we might be more inclined to grab another drink than to ponder our existence and what should be done next on our journey to become our best selves. However, if we do manage to fully grasp a resolution, it may look like one of these: