What's With This Year's New Year's Resolutions?

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What's With This Year's New Year's Resolutions?

New Year's Resolutions, it's a annual tradition that goes back years, even back to the ancient Babylonians. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott went downtown to ask people what kind of resolutions they were making for the new year.

There's that old saying, “If you don't have a plan, then you plan to fail,” and I think it's the same for goals. I'm a goal setter, setting goals daily, monthly, even yearly; call me a goal fanatic. So I was surprised when I asked folks downtown what kind of New Year's resolutions they had and to find out most hadn't made any.

Maybe it was the cold weather, temperatures in the teens don't allow for much visiting on the street, but then again, maybe folks have a more dismal outlook for the New Year considering our country's financial difficulties and the recent school shootings. My only hope is that the cool responses I received aren't a temperature gauge of how this new year will be.

I caught up with Ann and Cheri Biebel and no New Year's Resolutions for these two.

One day at a time, I guess that's not such a bad idea. Mark Hamilton doesn't like to make resolutions either.

I like his philosophy to do his best to make life better.

I ran into the Steger family outside King's Saddlery. John Steger has noble plans, especially with his soon-to-be wife.

You know, I hope my husband is listening to this. A date night once a week sounds pretty good. John's dad, Tom, is planning to hit the gym.

Quintessential...time for me to find my dictionary. The standard New Year's Resolution usually revolves around health. Listen to Britanee Lunbeck.

And how's that going?

And it's expensive. Have you seen the price of a carton of cigarettes lately?

When it comes right down to it, New Year's resolutions are all about priorities, what's important to you. Natalie Steger sums it up pretty well.


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