What a New Year Means to You Part II - December 2023

December 15, 2023

Video Transcript

Speakers: John Holt, Public Relations & Content Writer. Julie McLeod, Head of School. Roselle Carlino, 1st Grade Teacher

Please tell us what a New Year means to you and how you approach a New Year.

Julie McLeod: For those of you who are in education, you know, that New Year's start in August, not January, but, for everyone else in the world it starts in January, we understand. We'll play along. What does a New Year mean? Really, it's time to reflect on, where we've come for the year and, and where we would like to go and, set new goals and, see where we want to go for the next year. So, kind of that time to just take stock and, see where we want to be for the next year.

John Holt: Every New Year means new opportunities, new adventures, new challenges, new friends, new experiences, new places, so much new and it's a blessing. Every single New Year is a blessing and one that we can't take for granted. It's a little bit cheesy, but I'd like to read a quote, that I try to reflect back on around this time every single year, leading into a New Year. It's from the 2011 movie, New Year's Eve with Hillary Swank, a little bit cheesy, as you probably have seen it. But there is a great quote in it, that I really did take to heart and I'd like to share it here. So it reads, "before we celebrate the New Year stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. Remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken the times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt because that's what New Year's is all about. Getting another chance, a chance to forgive to do better to do more, to give more, to love more and to stop worrying about what if and start embracing what will be.

Roselle Carlino: I think the New Year to me represents new opportunities, a fresh start. It gives me a chance to create new goals and make positive changes in my life. Kind of like out with the old and in with the new.

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