New Year’s Resolutions

My Goals for the New Year

By Mariam Syeda-Quadri

I will stop being pessimistic, instead I will be optimistic whenever things go right—which never happens.

I want a better person, so I will be honest to everyone.  If I hate their dress I will tell them because lying is bad.

I want to cut back on the number of electronics I use.  I will stop watching TV and instead I will watch it online.


I will not give the same excuses to people when I am late instead I will make up new ones.

I won’t lose my keys, that is, after I find them.

I won’t flush the toilet so I can conserve water.

I will stop procrastinating…but I think I should only stop after I finish this season of “White Collar” first.