New Year's Resolutions - A Look Back

by GregP_WN

Another New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and if you’re like most people, the resolutions you made on December 31st are probably laying in the dust somewhere. Or, you may be one of the more disciplined among us by holding tightly to your commitment. If so, GREAT JOB!!

New Years Failed Resolutions

We thought it would be fun to take a look back on some of the resolutions made by members of the WhatNext community in years past.

New Years Resolution Statistics

About four years ago, Paprika said, “I'm going to do something just for me at least once a day. For me, this is painting, even if it's just part of one, I think it is important to do something supportive (non-cancer related) once a day.”  Painting

That same year, Cindy mentioned her resolution was to lose weight. The below photo was taken in 2013 when she participated in Relay for Life to celebrate being cancer-free for two years. Cindy recently celebrated FIVE years cancer-free!                                                                     Cindy At Relay For Life

Three years ago, Karen1956 shared with WhatNext: “I generally don't make New Year’s resolutions...but I want to walk every day and twice a day, try to lose 10 pounds (or at least not gain any more weight), not snack at night, and try to get back to who I was before BC...of course I've been trying to do this for several years!!!!!”            Midnight Snacking

Paw said, “I have learned a long time ago how to take the bitter with the sweet. My New Year's resolution is not to make a new year's resolution. I don't make promises I can't keep so I do things sporadically in short periods of time.”                                                                        Anthony Hitt Keep Every Promise You Make And Only Make Promises You

And finally, a year ago, WhatNext asked the community if they’d thrown in the towel on their New Year’s resolutions, and BoiseB responded, “So far I have kept the one about witnessing the sunrise. Mother Nature has made that one really hard with the heavy fog. I have resorted to checking the time the sun is supposed to come up and watching the southeastern sky as it goes from black to grey.”    I felt this was a particularly appropriate photograph for New Years Day. The bridge is the route I took leaving Twin Falls for Boise after diagnosis. On the more sublime level, It can represent crossing the bridge into a new life, For some it can represent a new normal. I wish everyone a happy journey across the bridge into a new life filled with sunrises -                                                                                                                                   Boise B Pic Of Perrine Bridge Sunrise

If you made a resolution and didn’t keep it, don’t worry. You’re in excellent company. According to statistics, only 8% of Americans achieve their resolutions!

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