January 2, 2001    





What are you New Year's resolutions?

I don't do New Year's resolutions. I figure if it's worth doing, it's worth doing at any point during the year.

Karen, 21

Put out three more chapbooks, send some of my works out to magazines, take a few video courses at LTC (the community center where Felicia works) and pay off my credit cards (got rid of one of them and my student loan last year). Also I'm considering making this the last year I work a job where the only challenge comes from dealing with overconfident representatives of the mentally challenged.

Alias Irrelevante

My only resolution is to make LOTS OF MISTAKES in 2001.

Reba, 51

I don't really have any official resolutions. Last year was very rough for me, so I'm just hoping to have a better year than 2000.

etoile, 19

My news Years resolutions are to continue to lose weight and to get a job if only part time so I have a little more independency. I would like to see our bills paid off by the end of the year except our mortgages which will take a few more years.

Marci, 55
, OH   USA

The only one written in stone would be to lose a few pounds.

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

The same one that I have every year - to eat more healthy and to exercise more often. On New Year's Day, I started off the day by eating about 14 lbs. of Lucky Charms and Cap'n Crunch cereal. I guess I'm not doing too well so far!

Susan, 32
, IL   USA

I have two new year's resolutions: The first one is to concentrate on my school work so I can graduate. The second one is to be more open about my feelings.

Kevin2, 18

To fulfill my commitments with grace and good humor.

Jill, 60

To simplify my life a little bit at a time.

Laura, 35
, MA   USA

I don't really have any. Other than, very generally, not to become a complete and utter failure. Life has dealt me a poor hand of late, and I  intend to FIGHT... :)

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

i don't have any.


My New Year's resolutions are to lose 40 pounds, (I've already joined weight watchers) and to learn how to really live in this world. Now let's see how these stand.

Lisa J., 22

To add more fruits and vegetables to my diet.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

To get all my bills paid off so I may enjoy the year 2002 and not be bogged down by credit cards and loans.

Stephanieis, 25

Since I made 50, I'll just give some examples. To get down to 202 pounds (my ideal weight), which I should be able to do if I exercise moderately, and don't eat all he found that people bring into work. Read 24 books this year (since I read 36 this year, I think I can handle that), and go to a live WWF event again.

Bruno, 31
, CO   USA

My big resolution is to lose all this extra baby weight finally, ack. I have no excuse any more, my son is almost a year old! Also, to stay vegetarian, I have been cheating quite a bit lately. Both of these should be pretty easy to stick to right now... I got my tongue pierced on New Year's Eve and it hurts to chew at all.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

To improve my physical health, to find greater peace and higher purpose, to end my inner conflicts with so many people who are in my life.

Felicia, 34

My resolutions are:

1) Love Myself
2) Never compromise my values for others approval
3) Follow my heart
4) Accept others for who they are, not expecting them to change to fit into my life style. Also do not change for others. If they can't be satisfied w/who I am then they can step

Anjel, 19

To lose weight. And get rid of my kidney stones.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

to stop bothering with new year's resolutions

Gemma Lynn

Become a better Christian and devote more of my time to God

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

To lose weight for my wedding, to have more patience for my students, and to show my love more often to my family and friends!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Hmm... to spend more time with my friends, try to be more sure of myself than I am now, and stop procrastinating.

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch
, CO   USA

It's funny, I never make a New Year's resolution. I've always set my goals too high and then faltered and assumed I'm just not the "resolution"  type.   This year I decided to give myself a break and try for something that is probably reachable. I am going to strive to lighten up on the job. Not in the sense that my work will suffer, but just enough so that I can keep in perspective the fact that ...if it doesn't get done, no one is going to die, it'll just be a day or two later than usual. I'm fortunate enough to already have a job which doesn't really require a written deadline; it's about time I make myself understand and enjoy that benefit. That should be a super stress reliever!

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I never make New Year's resolutions, but I suppose I should spend less time on the internet and more time studying.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff  ENGLAND

This new year, I resolve to graduate!

A-Dog, 18

To stop making elaborate expectations for myself and just live day by day.

Amy, 24
New Orleans

To be nice to everyone and to not lose any friends. I think it should be fairly easy.

Karen2, 15
, MA    USA

I have two new year's resolutions: The first one is to concentrate on my school work so I can graduate. The second one is to be more open about my feelings.

Kevin2, 18
Frazier Park

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