Personal Column: The resolution to be better

Brianna Lidle, staff columnist

Brianna Lidle, staff columnist

“New Year, new me!” This is something we have been hearing for years, and I am sure that it will be said for years to come.  But who really puts this saying to use? I vowed to stop being lazy this year. I’m going to college in the fall and need to start getting in the mindset of living alone, without my parents getting on to me about needing to do my homework, laundry, and cleaning. I am applying this resolution with everything I do, as my favorite bible verse, Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

I have basically lived my whole life thinking I was the victim. For example, I always thought when things got hard and I couldn’t handle it it was because my father was never in my life.  It has gotten old and this year I am ready to let that go and face all of my challenges head on, not run away like I have in the past.  Not doing homework, not studying, breezing through classes and hardly learning anything is also one of my many flaws that I need to work on. No one is perfect, and old habits die hard, but I rather them die than hold me down every year.

Writing was always my thing throughout school, but lately I have steered away from it. After I stopped writing I changed a bunch. Writing was my way out, something I did to get away from the pain. Now that I don’t write I feel vulnerable because I bottle everything in. I have one of the best teachers, that believed in me, that wanted to see me do better with my writing and to get back to where I was.  Since I was so selfish, and lazy, he gave up on me. Which made me give up on myself. My main resolution is to get back to writing, and letting people hear my testimony.  I will prove to him that he was not wrong for believing in me. I will make a difference this year, even if it’s just in one person’s life.

Let’s start a new trend, let’s change today. Let’s make the world a better place now. I’m ready to believe in something again, I’m ready to be believed in.


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