Late December and early January is a time where many of us do some self-reflection to think about how we can better ourselves for the new year. Well we at the Social Navigator team wanted to share with you some of our resolutions.

The next person to share their goals for the new year is our intern, Lily Flack.

Question: What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Lily: This year I hope to work hard and do well in all my courses I am taking at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. As a biology major, putting in the extra study time is necessary, and I strive to excel academically this year. I also hope to reduce my carbon footprint and spread awareness on the urgency of plastic pollution, especially in our marine environment.

Q: Why did you choose these as your resolutions?

L: Spending the last few weeks in the Bahamas with my family on our boat has given me a fresh perspective on life. I’ve learned how fortunate I am to have a healthy, loving, and supportive family, especially during these difficult times. I know my family will be able to support me this spring as I continue to learn at home as a remote college student. Moreover, traveling to new parts of the world has allowed me to see the impact plastic pollution has on our environment. I hope by spreading awareness I can make an impact on everyday plastic use within my local community.

Q: Do you normally follow through on your resolutions or do you break them sometime during the year?

L: Last year, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to eat less chocolate ice cream. Sadly, this is one of my resolutions every year and I never seem to follow through. Oh well, there is always next year 🙂