“New year, new me.” Right. Perfect. The opportune time to reinvent myself into a version I have always wanted to be. Up at 5 a.m., asleep by 9, eating three balanced meals a day and comprehensively completing my assigned readings. That is, until the second week of January hits and I’m tired, I’m lazy, I’m already somehow burnt out and I just want to take a nap. As we roll on into this new year, I am tasking myself with just being okay, seeing each week as an accomplishment and finally applauding my little wins. Because those tiny triumphs are important — they matter.
And as everyone gains another year and this trip around the sun becomes a smaller and more minuscule fraction of our lives, I hope that we all find joy in appreciating one another and the world around us and take each day as an opportunity to begin again — because we can.
Kick or be kicked: My 2023 bucket list
I rarely make bucket lists, but going into this year, it feels right. So here’s the honorable mentions from my long list of all the things I want to do this year.
— Chrissa Olson
How to make a vision board, why you should make one
Essentially, vision boards serve as a daily reminder of your goals and where you want to be. They can also offer motivation when you need an extra push.
— Clarissa Arceo
The end of time as we know it
As we wait on the outcome of this momentous and totally critical use of congress’s time, I’ve been contending with my feelings about the potential end of time as we know it.
— Natasha Kaye
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin’s next steps in 2023
— Selina Yang
— Luke Stiles
2023 and me: Horoscopes for your new year
Welcome to 2023! Let’s look at the astrological charts to guide us through the new year.
— Dina Katgara
Grapes of worry
When midnight struck this year, I was straddled between the pessimism of past years and the optimism of others who looked forward to the new year. I want a neutral year.
— Daniela Ayala
A guide for Bay Area spots to visit each season
— Caitlin Wang
New year brings new volunteer opportunities in city
— Madison Creekbaum
Fresh Starts: A Playlist for 2023
With a new year comes a blank slate, an air of invincibility, and the promise of earnest hope that better days lie ahead. The following list shares songs for this coming year:
— Nishat Sheikh
A resolve to resolute
Resolutions do not indicate a betrayal of the past, but more of a betrothed brighter future. In your resolve to resolute throughout 2023, strive for glimmers of improvement, rather than bold flashes of drastic change.
— Emma Solomon
New year, new perspectives: Graduating in 2023
I want my 2023, post-graduate life to be full of passion and adoration for myself, my life, and the people around me. For the first time, I welcome and celebrate the new year — because for the first time, I have something to truly look forward to.
— Geneva Hopwood
Your year at a glance
I’m happy with astrology functioning as a trivial conversation starter (even happier with it as a way to scare off straight men), but once in a while, a mindful nod to horoscopy can be honestly worthwhile.
— Taila Lee
Looking forward while looking back
— Michael Temprano
Recreational Sports sees annual attendance fluctuation in gyms
Resolutioners flock to the gyms with high hopes of self-improvement that often die down as quickly as they are created, with the RSF seeing similar trends of the annual cliché.
— Carolyn Yu
Journals, sparkly pink pens, fairytale dreams of the new year
Funnily enough, my long history of journaling started after a Princess Diaries marathon during midterms. As I continued journaling, I experienced my life turning into an interesting story that only I could have written.
— Emily Kim
I know my traps, my temptations, my tendencies, and so listing and planning and ordering myself are necessary to avoid them.
— Katherine Shok
Manifesting me through their eyes
Holding eye contact with someone often provides reassurance that we are seen. But as someone who manifests a version of myself based on that look in the eyes of those I love, I’m terrified I’ll blink and miss what they see in me.
— Adriana Temprano
1 second (almost) everyday
— Julianna Goldfarb
2023 is the year of throwing away the plan
I’ve stopped making plans for my life, not because they don’t pan out but because I think they restrict the way in which I view what I am capable of. Some of the best decisions I’ve made have been spur of the moment, spontaneous and utterly unexpected and I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
— Amrita Bhasin
Movies to watch in 2023
Aryia DattamajumdarAs many await the next blockbuster hit, here are some anticipated releases to look forward to, this 2023.
— Aryia Dattamajumdar