Are you ready to become resolute for 2016?

If there’s one thing my freelance work for Central New York Magazine — The Good Life has taught me, it’s that it’s never too early to look ahead.

I’ve already researched and written my story for the January edition.

Hover over any gallery photo for a description. Click on the bottom right photo in any gallery for an enlarged slide show.

I interviewed personal trainers around the Syracuse area. They told me about lots of interesting stuff, but I’m not going to give any of my angles away here.

But it has occurred to ask you a few things in the middle of Nano Poblano November.

Do you make a list of New Year’s resolutions or go about business as usual? Have you started thinking about goals for 2016? If you had a major goal for this year, what was it, and how have you done in meeting it?

39 thoughts on “Are you ready to become resolute for 2016?

  1. My major goal is to live until 2016 bro Mark. With 7 family members passing away during 2015, I don’t think my kids could handle losing another one during this year, so they are looking at me sideways, or just not looking at all. I’m just holding on, and determined to not pull out in front of a bus. Other than that, I never make resolutions, because I never remember them. I don’t even remember the point of this reply. Uh, what was the question?


  2. I’ve never understood why January 1 calls for a set of resolutions, so I don’t make them. I find goal making kind of ebbs and flows and there are natural moments to decide what the next plan will be…


  3. I have been a bit goal and list averse – it seems as though I am just recording things that I’m not going to achieve. Maybe I am always aiming at the wrong things.


  4. Hi Mark, I don’t generally make New Years Resolutions but I do give myself deadlines. I hope to have my second book finished by January, but it is going a lot slower than I thought it would because of all the research involved. I start looking at one thing, then before I know it, I have wasted a whole day searching for information on the internet. Must keep writing!!!!!! Must stop wasting time “researching”.


  5. I made a goal to be kinder. I have been successful sometimes, and not always at others. I failed the goal to finish my books, but I got a lot farther.


    • Oh, CM. I don’t believe that in a second.

      By the way, a handful of us are worried about Paul. We haven’t heard from him in 10 days or so. See comments from Willow on my Splitsville post, link in my alley. Have you heard from him? He has not responded to my email.


      • No, I haven’t heard from him, either. I got an email from him on November 1 and then nothing. I even put asked around the JulieNoBlog site, and they haven’t heard from him. I’m hoping that maybe his old computer crashed and he simply hasn’t been able to get to the library. If I hear anything, I’ll let everyone else know.


  6. I haven’t made NY resolutions in years. But you did make me stop and think about why. I guess I have just about everything I want, just the way I want it. But that may be because I stopped reaching too far already. I am not sure. Have to mull this over. I am pretty disciplined about most things. Maybe watching less political news would be smart, LOL! Great question, Mark.


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