New Year’s brings new hopes for South

Hailey Cho, staff writer

As crowds count down the seconds until midnight, the promise of a new year is in the air. Even just the potential for a better life is enough to prompt many to put pen to paper and rack their brains for a New Year’s resolution. 

This long-lasting tradition is one that still lives on with the students and staff at South, despite 2020 being a difficult year. 

Business Teacher Caitlin Adams explained that her usual New Year’s resolution is centered around health and this year was no exception. Adams decided to focus her New Year’s resolution around cooking and eating at home. Although the Covid-19 pandemic did not define Adam’s actual resolution, it did impact her mindset. 

“Being at home more makes this all potentially easier to achieve,” Adams said. 

Despite the sense of possibility that inevitably comes with New Year’s, Adams explained how goal setting, no matter the time, provides a helpful step into the future.

“I think [goal setting] gives you something to strive for,” Adams said. “Personally, I like starting each new year on a new note or fresh start. A goal helps redirect your focus into something you really want to work on.” 

Junior Shannon Glynn said that she usually tries to set a New Year’s resolution, but she rarely follows through. Glynn said that when she makes a resolution she can never find the time to complete her big goals. 

“It’s almost easier for me to daydream about accomplishing [resolutions], but when I really get to it I get overwhelmed,” Glynn said. 

Despite being unsuccessful in her past resolutions, Glynn decided that she wants to focus on pursuing her passion for the arts.