Whether you’re the kind of person who sets New Year’s resolutions to start the year off right or avoids the curse of an unfulfilled resolution altogether, the beginning of a new calendar year shifts everyone’s thoughts to hopes and accomplishments for the year ahead.
When the following students were asked about goals for the coming year, their answers fell neatly into a few categories. As the first month of the new year ends, take inspiration from the resolutions of UNC Greensboro students. It’s not too late to set a goal or scrap your already broken resolution for a more achievable ambition for 2024.
“My biggest goal that I hope to accomplish this year is to graduate with full honors from UNCG in May and enroll in one of the doctoral programs I applied to this winter.”– Maegan Ferguson
“My goal this year is to continue to raise my GPA!”– Ivan Tarpley
“I am looking forward to graduating this May with at least cum laude.”– Stevie Fowler
“Focus more on the things that are important to me. It’s easy to get distracted, especially in this digital age, so I want to do my best to minimize those distractions and dedicate as much time as I can to what I actually care about.”– Kenny Banks
Photo courtesy of Anita Shahrier.
“My New Year’s resolution is to be more consistent with my hobbies, especially learning, drawing, and working out.”– Jasmine Doctor
Photo courtesy of Jasmine Doctor.
“I hope to be able to travel more and visit my home country of Gambia in the summer.”– Awa Mbai
“The New Year’s resolution that I want to accomplish this year is to build a large body of paintings that reflects my creative vision and passion!”– Elizabeth Boerger
Photo courtesy of Lynn Hey.
“A New Year’s resolution of mine is to make it onto UNCG’s Varsity Overwatch Team.”– Jimmy Nguyen
“My New Year’s resolution would be to become a more open person. Also, to hit the gym more.”– Diamond Martin
“My New Year’s resolution is to continue to develop a fitness routine that is based on longevity and love for my body, rather than adhering to conventionally “attractive” physiques projected by media.”– Gabriel Coll-Bettencourt
“I want to focus more on my own happiness, both physically and mentally, to continue becoming a better version of myself.”– Brad Lowry
Photo courtesy of Brad Lowry.
“A goal I’ve set this year is to provide myself with more grace as I work toward being a better student, friend, and person.”– Grant Develle
Photo courtesy of Amber Fairchild.
Story by Becky Deakins, University Communications.
Photography by Sean Norona, University Communications, unless otherwise specified.