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As the first month of this year is nearing its end, NT KURIOCITY asks youngsters how their New Year is going so far

It was a struggle to make it through 2020, thus welcoming 2021 was a victory. However, 1st January was far from the usual as the most awaited parties remained a luxury as many enjoyed only at home. This year has so far been an awakening as it has taught me a lot about planning my life the ‘new normal’ way. The wait and announcement about the arrival of the vaccine, the amended education policies and changed norms for the new year were overwhelming. Yet, I hope and pray for this year to be an exceptional one for all.

Nikita Kim Rego, teacher, Vasco

The new year has been pretty boring so far, honestly it doesn’t even feel like a new year. But the one good thing I’m already looking forward to is a family wedding, I’m very excited about. I’m also going to try and read as many books as possible. So hopefully it will get better as the days go by and if not, I have a puppy to get me through.

Senova Fernandes, Taleigao

The new year is not as usual. I won’t say it is full of surprises but rather it is something different. The lockdown and 2020 hit hard and so as whatever I do, I’ve learned to practice gratitude. Every time someone says it’s going good, things mess up the next moment. So I won’t say it’s going good or anything, rather it’s going on at own pace with its own ups and downs.

Shivani Pednekar, Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering & Information Technology, Shiroda

My new year so far has been nice to me, and January is already nearly ending. I had my semester end exams at the onset of the year, ending this week. So I’ve been busy preparing for those. Besides that I have other things planned, and have started working towards it with great hopes in the year 2021. I’ve been able to meet some of my distant friends after the long wait, and have been to a few places, which I’m happy about. I look forward to explore more, be a better person, reach out in different ways and try unconventional ways of doing things that I love. I’m into painting, and this year I would love to try working on mixed media pieces and look at the different side of everyday things. And with regards to COVID-19, and the arrival of the vaccine, I hope everything changes for the betterment of the common people.

Raysancia D’Cunha, Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar

The new year, to me, has been that of new beginnings, of stepping into the real world with new opportunities and a completely new way of living as I stepped into a new venture – an architectural startup of my own. As the last year made me realise certain lessons of life, the new year has indeed been that of new hope, adventure and looking forward I hope to be the same in the coming days to all the people around.

Avin Anant Pai Kane, Goa Velha