Here’s to 2022, Let’s Resolute!


Megan Garnai

The senior resolution board stands unmarked as many are unsure what this year will entail.

Resolution: The firm decision to do or not to do something. Put into simple terms by Google, a resolution is a choice. This choice, especially for seniors, can be overwhelming. Are we resolving to “work out” and “eat better,” or are we choosing what our “new and improved persona” will be for the year as high school comes to an end. Despite the many choices, one thing stands strong in the realm of resolutions; they don’t stick.

So what if a resolution is not an overwhelming choice to change the trajectory of your life path? Would people still make them? Humans appreciate the significance of a resolution because they want to make changes in life, but what if a resolution was simply an oath to keep on going, keep on being yourself, keep on pushing? Just because there is no large change within resolutions like these, does not make them any less impactful; they might even be easier to accomplish.

By the end of the year, you rarely hear exclamations like “I accomplished my resolution.” So for 2022, our resolutions are not defined by anything. Our resolutions could be portrayed as surface level to the outside eye, but to us, they are significant as they portray the next year of our lives. So, this is the year we finally finish our resolutions.

‘Keep on branching out’ is my “keep on” resolution because as 2021 comes to an end, I’ll continue to network like I did this past year. In a more informal sense, I have learned that as time goes on, there are more and more lessons waiting to be learned from people that surround you. I would not want to lose this source of growth as 2022 approaches, so I proclaim to instead “keep on” making connections.

As Adams students begin the new year, many kids decide to make resolutions, like Ally Meske and Faith Antonelli, also members of The Kilt staff.

Editor-in-Chief Ally Meske proclaims that her resolution for 2022 is to “keep on being open-minded.” Being open-minded was important throughout 2021. Meske recalled when she once believed that being on homecoming court was something she was ultimately not interested in. However, this was until she opened her mind to the idea and found it to be a very rewarding experience. Due to this, having an open mind is a top priority in the coming year for Meske.

“Keep on self-improving,” said staff member Faith Antonelli. Spending more time on yourself has become a priority for many people in the years of 2020-21. Antonelli reflected on this time spent with herself in a positive light as she learned where her priorities lie and what her true interests are. As 2022 starts, Antonelli looks forward to continued personal growth.

As the year begins, consider that resolutions do not have to be new. Simply continuing something that has had a beneficial impact on you in the past is reason enough to declare it as a resolution. And with the end of 2022 and our “keep on” resolutions, maybe we will hear more exclamations of resolutions being finished.