New Year’s resolutions are always a hot topic at the end of December.
This year, I thought I would mix it up. Instead of asking students about their goals and aspirations for 2014, I asked adults to reflect on what they would make as a resolution if they could be a teenager again!
“To apply myself better.” — Gena Wakefield, 32
“To listen to my parents, because they know what they are talking about.” — Mellisa Michelson, 40
“To make academics a priority, so that I could get into a good college.” — Machelle Homer, 46
“To go streaking — you can’t get away with that when you’re older.” — Kris Anderson, 25
“Be in more pictures. I would never allow people to photograph me and I would change that.” — Sara Jane Pohlman, 24
“I would listen to my mom more often. She didn’t want me to make the same mistakes she did.” — Diane Rosales, 47
“I would have completed my schooling when I was young.” — Stephanie Hiatt, 36
“Pay better attention to how my current actions would affect my future.” — Theresa Larson, 59
“Worry less about friends and cliques because they really don’t matter after high school.” — Dan Evans, 29
“To focus more and further my education.” — Corinna Berger, 49
“To eat healthier because bad habits are hard to break.” — Regina Rice, 63