What is your New Year’s resolution?

Every year, tons of people make New Year’s resolutions. Few actually keep them. These students tell us about their New Year’s resolutions.

Julian Sonntag (22), IBCoM student (from Germany)

“I have never made any New Year’s resolutions, but this year I was planning on giving up smoking. But I already failed to follow through with it – and it is just a few days into the new year. Once you are surrounded by all your friends smoking, you just forget about your resolution. In general, New Year’s resolutions just never seem to work out. I think it doesn’t make sense to choose New Year’s to make changes. Why not some other time of the year? I, for example, have a lot of ‘resolutions’ – such as being more active and getting a slackline – but not just because it is the new year.”

Natia Nozadze (22), Cultural Economics Student (from Georgia)

“I used to make New Year’s resolutions as a kid all the time. And I did try to follow them, but never really succeeded. So I stopped making them for a few years. I have one for this year though. My parents want me to come back home to Georgia to find a job and finally start working. So, my New Year’s resolution this year is to write my thesis and finish my studies.  Also, I want to do a lot of fun stuff while I still have the time such as going to concerts, visiting exhibitions and the like. Once I have a job, I will probably be a lot busier. So, there won’t be a lot of time for these things.”

Julia Hajek (18), IBCoM Student (from Germany)

“I like to set myself goals. This year, my New Year’s resolution is to try out belly dancing. I think New Year’s resolutions need to be something you really want to do, otherwise they won’t work out. For me, it doesn’t make sense to make a resolution, such as quitting smoking, because I wouldn’t keep it anyways. But belly dancing, I think, is really something I will do because it’s something new, it’s active, and I have been wanting to do it for a while now.” NL