- Give up pop. (Did it once, I can do it again.)
- Run at least one mile a day, everyday, for one year. (A secondary goal is to accumulate 1000 miles, but not a priority.)
- Give up candy. (I have genetically bad teeth, so kicking a poor habit such as this should be required.)
Today is January 1, 2013. It is the day in which people share their New Year's resolutions, or discuss why they don't make one. It is also that day filled with statistics about New Year's resolutions. I have been making New Year's resolutions for as long as I can remember. Some years I stick to the resolution, other years...not so much. Six years ago I made the resolution to give up pop (or soda if you are from the south). Aside from the occasional root beer float, I held strong on this one until the arrival of our third child this year. I fell of that wagon, but intend to jump back on again this year. Without getting into too much depth, I like New Year's resolutions. It is an arbitrary way to start fresh and try to improve your life. I don't know many people who make resolutions in order to reduce the quality of their life. My resolutions are also very easy to identify and, this may seem selfish, only affect me. I don't make resolutions that are vague and difficult to measure. When the year is done, there is no debate about whether I held to my resolution or not. It is that simple. In no particular order, here are my personal New Year's resolutions...
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