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2024Plot

“When life’s getting too boring, you start doing things for the plot.”
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Designed by Joy Cheng

New year, new you. 2024 brings new goals/resolutions. Whether looking forward to the prospect of a fresh start or continuous building of habits, the new year brings opportunities for self-improvement. The traditional goals such as going to the gym, getting good grades, or reading a book have been thrown out the window and replaced with taking risks for the plot. At times repetitive lives can get boring and we look for ways to add some fun with twists and turns. As the year is unfolding, it seems like there is a universal agreement that, “When life’s getting too boring, you start doing things for the plot,” quite literally. Though cliche for some, the phrase emphasizes being in control of your own narrative. The idea of taking chances to make everyday exciting. Social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram feature a wide variety of ways to live for the plot.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air, or is it? Roses, Valentine’s grams, and stuffed animals fill stores in the Claremont Village. In past years, couples look forward to giving their significant other gifts and celebrating the romantic day. While others dread the day of love, claiming that Cupid’s arrows have failed to strike their lover once more. This year, it is time to take matters into your own hands. If Cupid is not doing his job, then take the bow yourself and shoot your shot. Chances are you will hit a bullseye and land yourself a Valentine’s date, and if not there are plenty of fish in the sea. Perhaps you will miss your target but end up with someone even better.
By shooting your shot, I mean sending that text to that special person. Even better? Just tell them face to face. Confess your feelings, who really cares? Let me guess, you’re scared you might become the laughing stock of the school. To be perfectly honest probably no one will care and if they do, they will get over it in a few days. Let’s say there is a 50/50 chance that you shoot your shot and swoosh it or airball. Personally, that is a pretty good chance and what’s 2024 without the plot?
Alright alright alright, maybe you are still overthinking this. Really just grow up, it’s 2024. But if you are still worried just think about possible missed opportunities. What if that person does actually like you back but is just like you and too scared to say anything. Well the answer is nothing will happen, absolutely nothing will happen if no one initiates the first move. Please just send that text so your friends can get a break from hearing you talking about him, do it for your friend if not for yourself.
2024 is the year for a new you, unafraid to take the risk for the plot. Life can get boring and repetitive at times, but ultimately it is your choice. If your life is boring, then might as well spice it up? 2024, the year for risks. Send that text, tell them how you feel, no one will care in a few days. That is the mindset for 2024. 2024 is for the plot.

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Joy Cheng, Reporter
Joy Cheng is currently a sophomore at Claremont High School and, excited about starting her first year with the Wolfpacket. Cheng is extremely involved in school life, being an integral member of clubs such as Interact and “Artsy Fartsy,” a club started by her friends. Not limited to just clubs, Cheng Runs for both Cross Country and Track and Field. In the future, Cheng hopes to travel to Seattle with the Cross Country team and continue to improve her time. Back to Wolfacket, Cheng looks forward to getting to know the rest of the team, as well as writing for the arts & entertainment section.
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