I never really liked hearing this whenever someone would say this. With a new school year just about to start up tomorrow, it’s been prevalent.
I understand the notion and what people are trying to explain: clean slate, starting fresh, etc.
Yeah that sounds good and dandy, but why does it have to be a whole “new” you? The way I look at a new year is a - same me, but with improvements.
I”m going to be the same happy, loud, fun, sometimes funny (actually all the time) guy that people know me by. I’m going to that same being.. except I’m going to adapt to what I have learned this past year. I’m going to improve from the natural life lessons that living an extra year has given to me. For example, I (hopefully) will be eating healthier, become more organized for school, review for classes more often, etc.
I don’t necessarily want to just become a whole new person and be a totally “new me”.
I’d just rather be something like, “DANIEL 2.0”.. or how many other school years I’ve had in my life :).
Cheers to a great junior year!
"J - M - U ….. duuuuuuuuuuuukes"