By the Amazing Kids! Staff
Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!
Q: What is the one thing you would like to change in your life in the coming year?
Ryan Traynor, Editor-in-Chief: In the coming year I want to balance my life more, making more time for my friends. I have been so focused this year on school, college choices, and volunteer work that now I’m looking at my close friends and realizing that we don’t have that much time left together before we go away to college. Next year, instead of always multi-tasking, I’d like to take a breath every once in a while and spend quality time with my friends and family.
Allison Stein, Assistant Editor and Poetry Editor: Next year, I would like to focus on thinking more positively. I am a perfectionist, and I constantly worry about how I measure up to other people’s expectations as well as my own. In 2017, I plan to place more emphasis on working hard to achieve my goals and less focus on what might go wrong. In the past, I have been so reluctant to step outside of my comfort zone and so afraid to fail that I have missed valuable opportunities for personal growth. I want to revise this mindset so that I can truly live my life with no regrets.
Sehen Gamhewa, Comic Hub Co-Editor: Umm…I am slacking in writing my novel, and drawing art, so I guess, yeah, I need to start drawing and writing more. hm……
Soumya Avva, Photography Editor: In the upcoming year, I would like to spend more time with friends. Next fall, I am going to college so I would like to focus my time on people who are important to me.
Ashley Lin, Nonfiction Editor and Adult Spotlight Interviewer: One thing I would like to change in my life in the coming year is keeping a more positive attitude around myself, even when things are tough. I know a person on my swim team who always has a smile on his face, and something nice to say. It always makes me feel better just being around him; all the little things add up. My new year’s resolution is to strengthen a growth mindset on life and brighten someone’s day with positivity every single day.
Salma Danuningrat, Fiction Editor: Definitely time management. I’m not the best when it comes to that, so managing my time while juggling school work, student body and scouts is something I’ll be working on in the coming year. And of course, to exercise more but that might be a little too much to wish for..?.
Remmi Smith, Cook Nook Columnist: I think I would like to be able to manage my time much better in the coming year. Time management is a tough skill to master but extremely helpful. I think this will definitely help balance my work and school load so I can act more efficiently in both areas of my life.
Jordan Brunk, Amazing Kid from History Editor and Contributing Writer: One thing I’d like to change in my life in the coming year is to write more. Throughout the school year, I get pretty busy and don’t spend as much time writing as I’d like to. So in the coming year, I plan to write a lot more.