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Duluthians talk about their New Year's resolutions

Teri Cadeau Duluth Budgeteer News With the start of a new year comes the start of a new set of New Year's resolutions. The Budgeteer took to the streets on New Year's Eve to find out what fellow Duluthians are resolving to do in 2014. Many Duluth...

Teri Cadeau
Duluth Budgeteer News

With the start of a new year comes the start of a new set of New Year’s resolutions.
The Budgeteer took to the streets on New Year’s Eve to find out what fellow Duluthians are resolving to do in 2014. Many Duluthians the Budgeteer interviewed told us they plan to start the year by resolving to change an aspect of their lives.
Some people resolve to work on themselves.
“My resolution is to work on me,” said Marie Frazier while waiting bundled up at the Holiday Center bus stop.
“I want to exercise more. Or try to, at least,” said Leah Collette. Collette plans to start getting up earlier in the morning and to start making time for working out.
Others are planning to shake habits.
“Mine is to quit smoking,” said Taylor Holmes as he waited for the bus in the frigid air.
Some are planning on making bigger lifestyle changes such as getting a new job or working less to spend time with family.
“I’m going to school. I’m going to be an auto tech. Why sit around and do the same thing when you could go back to school and start making money?” said George Arce. Arce is an auto mechanic right now, but he’s planning to pursue his auto technician degree this spring semester.
When first asked if they had new year’s resolutions, many told the Budgeteer that they hadn’t thought of resolutions yet. Then, upon a moment’s reflection, they could quickly think of something in their lives they’d like to fix.
“I don’t really have a resolution, but I guess it would have to be to be happy. To be happy with how things are,” said Jason Johnson of Duluth.
“I haven’t thought of mine yet. But it would have to be to spend more time with my family,” said Roger Tryon.
Yet some are satisfied with their end results of 2013 and are choosing to not make resolutions for the next year.
“I don’t have a resolution. I got everything done this year and finished a lot of to-do lists from this year. It was probably the busiest year of my life,” said Scott Paulson.
If you have any similar resolutions, you may want to check out the federal government’s website which has a list of links to help with popular resolutions. There’s information about how to lose weight, manage debt, eat healthy food, and even how to volunteer to help others: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/New-Years-Resolutions.shtml .

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