New Year, New Us

Luke Wright, Leopard Life Co Editor

2020 is here, and along with it comes the ambitions of many to better themselves throughout the year by making their own New Year’s Resolutions.

“I think the new year is a good place to start making goals that can help you become your best self,” said Johnathan Woulfe, 8.

These resolutions, dating back over 4,000 years ago as a religious tradition of the Babylonians, can be anything from eating healthier or being a kinder, more caring person towards others. According to, the Babylonians made promises to their gods that they would return borrowed goods and pay off debts. However, it is rare for many to stick with their resolutions throughout the entire year.

“I want to start actually caring about stuff like school, but I don’t think it will last that long since that’s a lot of effort,” said Abigail Getenet, 8.

For many people, making a New Year’s resolution is pointless because it is no different than simply making changes any time throughout the year.

“I don’t even know why people make a big deal out of New Year’s resolutions, I mean just because it’s a different year doesn’t really change how you act,” said Emma Hansen, 8.

Nevertheless, the new year is an important thing to mark, no matter how you may celebrate it.