In a series of interviews, four out of six people accomplished at least one of their resolutions for 2012.
Two students wanted to put a more focused effort in school, which follows the statistic that 47 percent of people make self improvement or educational related resolutions, according to University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology.
“I wanted to go straight into school out of highschool, and I did, no breaks” said Kylie McConviloe, 18, who is working on her general education. She also intended to spend more time with her family, which she accomplished.
One student set the common weight loss goal for the year.
Jessica McKillican, 19, pursuing her bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy set out 2011 to shed a few pounds.
“Of course most people’s resolutions are to lose weight and since January 1, 2011 I’ve gone down 3 sizes in pants and lost 15 inches all over. I’m feeling great,” McKillican said.
A student who is currently balancing work and school set a goal to change her mindset.
“Be happier, and if I am being honest to party more, I like partying,” said Anissa Williams, 19, a sonography major. “It took me a while, but it happened.”
For this upcoming year, she said she would like to eat healthier and exercise more.
“People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions,” according to University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology.