Happy New Year from the Features Staff: Our Resolutions for 2019

Some members of the Features staff share their resolutions for 2019. From left to right: Julia Chin, Kelsey DiPenta, Thea Toocheck, Lizzie Hobbs, Cameron D’Amica (end of top row), Phoebe Doscher, Danielle Sicotte, Sam Shourds, and Maddie Neiman (Photos courtesy of writers and compiled by Maddie Neiman/The Gettysburgian).

Some Features staff writers think about their goals for 2019. These writers include (from left to right) Julia Chin, Kelsey DiPenta, Thea Toocheck, Lizzie Hobbs, Cameron D’Amica (end of top row), Phoebe Doscher, Danielle Sicotte, Sam Shourds, and Maddie Neiman (Photos courtesy of writers and compiled by Maddie Neiman/The Gettysburgian).

By Maddie Neiman, Features Editor

To celebrate the beginning of the new year, members of the Features staff of The Gettysburgian have shared their 2019 resolutions. From traveling to being healthier to forming unconventional friendships, these goals might just inspire you to think of your own attainable (or unattainable) resolutions for the new year:

Julia Chin ‘21:  I hope to study in England in the fall and finally see a Shakespeare play at the Globe! My other 2019 resolutions are to love more, write more, and read more. You can never have too much love or too many books, though the two are often synonymous.

Kelsey DiPenta ‘21:  In 2019, I want to perfect my guacamole recipe. I also want to burn less tofu in my apartment kitchen. When I finally cook it to perfection, I want to convince my roommates to try it.

Thea Toocheck ‘21:  I don’t usually make resolutions; I like how the beginning of the new year is symbolic and all, but I think any time is a good time to start something new!

Lizzie Hobbs ‘21:  My New Year’s Resolutions(-ish) are to drink less BAD coffee and take more pictures on a regular basis. I would also like to try (emphasis on try) to hike more in 2019.

Cameron D’Amica ‘22:  My New Year’s resolution this year is to get off of my phone and spend as much time possible outdoors! I want to try new things and see new places in 2019. I hope to create a year full of memories with friends and family where I can truly be present!

Phoebe Doscher ‘22:  I’d like to hone in on focus and fitness. I want to improve my mental health by meditating more often and focusing on self-care. I’m also going to commit to a workout schedule and implement meditation into my regimen by taking yoga classes.

Danielle Sicotte ‘22:  I plan to wear crazy socks more often because why not? I also desperately need to expand my musical horizon by listening to some other bands that aren’t fifty years old and maybe learning some new songs on the mandolin. Last but not least, I want to make a squirrel friend… if that’s even possible. If so, watch out. I may have a squirrel army by 2020.

Sam Shourds ‘22:  I want to continue to focus on living in the moment while building a foundation for my future. I want to do things that are new and exciting, even though they will scare me at first. Most importantly, I want to be as happy as possible and spread positivity to everyone!

Maddie Neiman ‘21:  I want to be more environmentally-conscious this year; I want to limit my use of plastic (bags, bottles, and straws), eat less meat and processed foods, and do a better job of conserving water and electricity. We only have one Earth, so my goal for this year is to take better care of her.

From all of us in the Features section of The Gettysburgian: Happy New Year!

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Author: Maddie Neiman

Madeleine (Maddie) Neiman '21 is pursuing a double major in History and English (with a writing concentration) and a minor in German Studies at Gettysburg College. On campus, she is an executive member of Alpha Phi Omega, the national co-ed service fraternity, as well as an Ambassador for the Admissions Office and a Peer Learning Associate for the German Studies Department. A lover of traveling, Maddie has ventured to nine different countries and hopes to explore the globe further in the future. For updates and more, follow Maddie on Twitter @madsmaria.

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