Mirror Asks: New Year's Resolutions
Every January, gyms fill up with fresh-faced clientele eager to fulfill New Year’s resolutions made the night before over glasses of champagne. For many, New Year’s resolutions are a way to try something new, refocus on old rhythms or buckle down on long-term goals. After the dumpster fire of 2020, it’s hard to say whether New Year’s resolutions feel completely irrelevant or more important than ever. In this edition of Mirror Asks, a few Mirror writers share their own thoughts on the new year and the things they’re looking forward to in 2021, both big and small.
New Year's Resolutions: Yay or nay?
Anne Johnakin ’23: Yay.
Tabitha Klein ’24: Completely dependent on how I feel on New Year’s Eve.
Caroline Kramer ’24: Yay!
Jea Mo ’24: Yay.
Meghan Powers ’23: Yay.
Caris White ’23: Yay — although I prefer to think of them as goals instead of resolutions.
Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2021?
AJ: Just trying to have a better year than 2020.
TK: I’m trying to listen to more podcasts this year.
CK: Spend more time with family and grow my photography skills!
JM: Read and write more, get an internship, become semi-fluent or at least be able to say “I need to go to the bathroom” in German, succeed in making creme brulee.
MP: Work on my procrastination.
CW: To eat less red meat, read more books and become a better ice skater.
What’s the smallest thing you're looking forward to this year?
AJ: Eating Tuk Tuk for the first time in almost a year.
TK: Winter ice skating.
CK: Relearning how to ski and ice skate.
JM: Pretty far away, but looking forward to Christmas (as always).
MP: Reuniting with friends from school.
CW: Collis smoothies.
What’s the biggest thing you're looking forward to this year?
AJ: Seeing all my friends again.
TK: Toss-up between the new president and the vaccine!
CK: Finishing my first year here!
JM: Being able to sit by the window at my favorite coffee shop with a cup of hot chocolate WITHOUT a mask, not having to peek nervously over my shoulder every time someone coughs or sneezes.
MP: The world recovering from COVID-19, hopefully.
CW: Sophomore summer!
If you could ask 2021 to bring you one thing, what would it be?
AJ: For the world to be a little less crazy.
TK: A new Lorde album.
CK: Lots of new friends at Dartmouth.
JM: More luck, less drama.
CW: More powder days at the Skiway (it's a big ask, I know).