Welcome to 2014- a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to kiss a dog! Wait, what? I don’t know what compelled little Michelle Tanner to kiss a dog, but I do know that people love the beginning of a new year because it symbolizes renewal. New Year’s offers an opportunity to shed any disappointments from the previous year, to look forward, and to transform yourself. If you made resolutions but you don’t have a plan of action or know where to start, we can offer support! Some of our very own Teen Staff have shared their resolutions for 2014 below. If any of these resolutions sound similar to yours, remember that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has books, programs, and electronic resources that can help you achieve your goals.
Erin from CLP – Allegheny: Mine is simple- slow down.
Sheila from CLP – Hill District: My resolution is to cut the amount of time I look at my iPhone in half and double the time I spend reading.
LeeAnn from CLP – Teen Services: Eat less bread. And wheat, in general.
Joseph from CLP – Teen at Main: Ride my bike to Washington D.C.
Michael from CLP – Hazelwood: To stop using (and misplacing) USB drives and start using “the cloud”.
Morgan from CLP – Teen at Main: My resolution is to organize my inbox and stay on top of it!
Mine? In 2014 I’d like to brush up on my Spanish language skills, find the courage to start riding a bike to work, learn how to use a sewing machine, run my first 5k, and find more time to read. Wish me luck!