Have you ever kept a New Year's resolution?
Asked by Josh Board
January 14, 2009
From La Mesa (Vice Principal)
I haven’t really made many in the past. The one I did make and have kept is exercising. I’m still doing it, although I have a little injury that happened when I was running. I made the resolution four years ago. You only have this one life, so…
From University Heights (Graphic Designer)
My resolutions aren’t ever to lose weight, really. I’m 5’9”, so the one I kept was just to try and be healthy. Maybe that’s the typical woman’s resolution. I’m going to become a vegan and live an alcohol-free lifestyle this year. And being a vegan isn’t as much for health reasons as just not agreeing with how animals are treated.
From Chula Vista (QA Engineer)
Well, I had a resolution that I kept for an entire year. It was to not have sex. The resolution for this year is to quit smoking. In the past I tried and maybe lasted a few months. But this year I’m going to quit for good because I have a really good reason: the guy I started dating doesn’t smoke.
From Mira Mesa (Massage Therapist)
I never wanted to make resolutions that I wasn’t going to keep. So, a few years ago I tried a few. But the one I did keep was after my marriage. We got married in December, so my resolution was to stay married. Each year I’d joke that I’d make it a resolution again. I’d sometimes say that it would be for another 5 years. But we’ve been married now for 16 years, so I think I’ve kept it.
From Santa Fe, New Mexico (Farmer)
I don’t do resolutions. But at the end of the year, I like to write down the great things that happened that year and what things I’m going to plan to do in the upcoming year; for example, the first time I left the country and traveled. They are more like goals for the new year. I’ll write down that I want to do a week of backpacking each month. The year I did that, well…I think I only missed October, when I got too busy and it was too cold.
From Mission Beach (Bartender)
I don’t make resolutions, so I don’t have to worry about breaking them or wondering how long I’ll keep them. It’s weird that there’s some arbitrary time that someone is going to stop doing something they think is bad. Why not just stop immediately, no matter what the date is? I think women make more resolutions than men. I’ve known women that say things like they’re going to start going to the gym more. And that will last about a week.