New Year’s Resolution Race: Fighting to flourish


art by Alice Yu

Rochita Ghosh

As the end of March approaches, it signals the coming end of the New Year’s Resolution Race, hosted by Bearing News. The participating students, during their second-to-last week of the race, reflect upon their journey; the triumph each felt when they fulfilled their resolution for seven straight days and also the hardships encountered throughout their attempts to meet their goal.

Bearing News asked: What was your lowest point through the journey of sticking to your resolution?

[vc_empty_space height=”16px”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”283575″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb973″ title=”Shray Kumar – 77 points” message=”The lowest point of the journey was for sure whenever I had to balance out my workouts with school and debate, which happened every few weeks. In response to this, I’d just balance everything out by losing sleep, which has been going okay. ” el_file=””]

Shray Kumar, senior – 77 points

Resolution: Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes

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Sydney Magee, senior – 77 points

Resolution: Be more positive and vocalize compliments

[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”283576″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Sydney Magee – 77 points” message=”I would say the hardest part about this was at the beginning when I had to remind myself to give compliments. Also, the days when I didn’t feel well or see many people were hard because I felt like sometimes I was forcing it. ” el_file=””][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”283574″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Divya Divya – 69 points” message=”I think the lowest point was last week where I barely worked out and that just made me feel really bad.” el_file=””]

Divya Divya, junior – 69 points

Resolution: Exercise at least 2 times a week for 30 minutes

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Audrey Milyo, sophomore – 62 points

Resolution: Procrastinate less

 [TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”283587″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Audrey Milyo – 62 points” message=”My lowest point throughout this journey has been the past two weeks; I have gotten a huge work load recently and it was harder to complete my work when `{`I was`}` overwhelmed.” el_file=””][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”283588″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Britton Stamps – 67 points” message=”This week. I have been busy with soccer and my parents have been getting home late so I have struggled to keep up with my resolution.” el_file=””]

Britton Stamps, sophomore – 67 points

Resolution: Spend more time with family

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Siena Juhlin, freshman – 69 points

Resolution: Get more sleep

[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”283589″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Siena Juhlin – 69 points” message=”The lowest point is when track first started and I had to stay up late to get my stuff done and my sleep schedule was hard to keep.” el_file=””]Confused on what’s going on? Read the introduction post!
Missed the previous updates of the New Year’s Resolution Race? Read them all below:
Week 1: Strong Beginnings
Week 2: Slow and steady wins the race
Week 3: Reaching for the stars
Week 4: If at first you don’t succeed
Week 5: Practice makes perfect
Week 6: Strolling to success
Week 7: Discovering paths to prosperity
Week 8: Wishful thinking
Week 9: The beginning of the end
Week 10: Invigorating environments
by Alice Yu and Rochita Ghosh
art by Alice Yu
What do you usually struggle with when trying to accomplish a goal? Tell us below.