The Start of a New Year

January 17, 2020

2020: A Year of New Beginnings

There is buzz around the hallways of Lexington Christian Academy as a new decade, year, and semester has begun. Most people make a New Year’s resolutions or goals for the year. While they are rarely kept, they are made with good intentions to hopefully have some self improvement. Almost everyone wants to be a better person and there is no better time to start then the beginning of the year.

Since the 2010’s are over, it is time for self reflection and to look back on the previous years, look for growth and improvement, and think about the things that have been done  right and wrong. It is also a time to look forward and make plans for the future. Sophomore Elijah Hammond has high hopes for the new year. He says “I hope that LCA’s administration can better understand and communicate with LCA students, and I hope to improve myself as a person and athlete this year.” Senior Nathan Maggard started the new year in Poland, and he said that he “hopes to get smarter and prepare himself for college this year, as well as do new things and expand his interests”. Sophomore Cole Ginter is excited for the new year as well and hopes to “improve his GPA and succeed on the baseball field and in the weight room.”

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Differing Attitudes Toward Resolutions

The new year is finally here and everywhere is hurrying to make their New Year resolution. Many people from LCA and other places always look forward to making resolutions and bettering themselves for the new year. It’s always a good way to feel a sense of comfort that you have started bettering yourself. Many people that I know always make new year resolutions but never follow through with keeping them. My brother Drew Goins is a great example of this as he  always says “he will stop his addiction to coffee drinking” but it never works. A couple days ago I went around the school interviewing teachers asking them if they have kept their new years resolution. I asked Ms. Ransdell, Mr. Seamands and Mrs. Payne if they have kept their resolutions and they all said no except Mr. Seamands. He believes “we shouldn’t make those and just ask God for him to do work in our life instead”. So the moral of the story is a New Year’s resolution is a way to tell yourself this year will be different but they never end up working. 

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