“Humans of the Sacred Heart” – Antonia Iraola ’24

How do you and your family celebrate New Year’s?

“My family and I always celebrate New Year’s in Argentina where we are originally from.  We all wear white on New Year’s Eve as it symbolizes new beginnings, peace, and prosperity.  It is a nice way to start the year.  We meet up with all of my extended family and have dinner together.  We then dance, sing, and count down till midnight.  We stand on our right leg as the clock strikes midnight because it is supposedly meant to give one good luck into the new year.”

What are you most looking forward to in 2022?

“What I am most looking forward to in 2022 is simply for a fresh start and new beginning.  The New Year is the perfect time to start over and make yourself into the person you want to be.  I am looking forward to trying to be the best version of myself possible.  I am also looking forward to hopefully the coronavirus pandemic getting better and for things to get more normal.  As we approach a second year knowing about this virus, I hope with all the knowledge we have on it that things will be even more normal.  2021 brought back many things that coronavirus took away from us and I hope 2022 can continue that.”

Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

“Some New Year’s resolutions I have are to not stress out so much over my grades and schoolwork.  Last year I spent a lot of time worrying about my schoolwork and I am going to try my best this year to be more relaxed and tranquil.  Another resolution I have is to make a bigger effort into being a little bit kinder to everyone around me.  I think it is really important to be nice to people as you don’t know what they could be going through.  An act of kindness can really change a person’s day.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks sophomore Antonia Iraola ’24 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”