Last year at this time, I resolved that you'd see "less" of me in 2011.
And you know what, I kept my promise. Thanks to some very thought-provoking guest commentators, we had a variety of opinions to share on the My Turn/Your Turn segment this year.
But my ability to keep a New Year's resolution is unusual. Not just for me, but for everybody.
The overwhelming majority of us who actually make resolutions will fail to keep them for a year. In fact, most will break them by January's end.
But I don't think it should dissuade us from trying.
There's something cleansing about the turn of the year. It's a fresh start. It is our annual opportunity to start from square one.
A lot of people like to set personal goals. Lose weight. Gossip less. Exercise more.
I encourage you to give it a shot, and who knows, maybe this time next year you can join me in celebrating a resolution fulfilled! Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Happy New Year!
That's my turn. Now it's your turn. Share some of your New Year's resolutions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emailed comments from viewers:
I hadn't planned a resolution for the new year, but after much thought I changed my mind. My resolution for this year is to continue my weight loss journey. I joined our local gym almost 3 years ago in an attempt to loose weight and I've come a long way by dropping 25 pounds. I plan to continue eating healthy throughout the new year and keep encouraging my children's healthy habits as well. I hope all the people who make resolutions this year will have the willpower and motivation to follow through with their changes far past the end of January.
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