New Year, New Students

New Year’s Eve has always been known as the time for people to start over or work on becoming a better version of themselves. Many Clarksville students have set goals for themselves this year. Some students have already reached their goals while others have already given up on the image of the better person they had in their head.

Most students interviewed said that they plan on losing weight or getting fit this year and have already signed up for gym memberships in order to achieve their goals. Over nine seniors have joined LAC and with others signing up for  Planet Fitness in order to get their workouts in. Eating healthy is an important part of losing weight as well and students have began doing this as well in order to slim down to the weight of their choice.

Another popular resolution mentioned was to be a better athlete or just get better at the sport they play. No matter what sport played, practice makes perfect so becoming a better athlete starts there. Along with losing weight, self motivation has a lot to do with it. Practicing what needs to be improved in order to be more successful and having a happy coach and team starts with self motivation.

Senior Alex Taylor’s New Year’s resolution was to make a three-point shot during a basketball game. His goal was quickly accomplished during the boys varsity City Championship game held at Providence High School on Friday, Jan. 6. “It was a relief  for me to already accomplish my goal so early in the year. Now I can focus on achieving bigger and better goals,” Taylor said.

Something most students plan on doing this year is bettering themselves as students and working harder to get better grades. Showing up to school on time and everyday, completing every assignment and focusing more in class are all tasks students plan to work on in order to have a better second semester.

Getting over a fear is a goal that can be hard to face. Freshman Jasmine Borden plans on facing her fear of performing on stage this year. “I want to get over my stage fright. I plan on doing this as I perform in Bonnie and Clyde next week. I feel confident in the show and in myself so I’m really hoping that this will be the stopping point to my stage fright,” Borden said.

Setting goals is very common around New Years but it depends on the person and how they go about reaching their goals and sticking with it. Stay motivated and stay positive. If someone decides 2017 will be their year, it will be. If Alex Taylor can accomplish his New Year’s resolution within a week, anyone can do anything within a year.

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