Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What's Your Resolution?

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What's Your Resolution?

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I don't buy when people complain about New Year's resolutions. What's wrong with an annual excuse to try to improve? The key with them is not to set yourself up to fail. Don't shout, "This year, I will lose 47 pounds, add $75,000 to my savings account and cure a rare degenerative disease!" I've found my best successes are when I pick things that are reasonable but still challenging. Then in December, I celebrate my little victories. This year, we decided to ask some local leaders, community members and Sun staffers to chime in with their resolutions. Hopefully, you will be inspired. Happy New Year!

- Travis Hill, editor

Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board member

"To fight as hard as I can for adequate funding for education. I want the children to get the education they deserve and teachers to get the payment they deserve."

Marci Skinner, St. Johns Sun columnist

"My resolution is to lose weight for my 30th high school reunion in April."

Nicholas Thomson, 10, Timberlin Creek Elementary School

"To do better on my school work and to help the environment. I'll probably go around my neighborhood and see if there's any trash to pick up and lower the temperature (in my house) 2 degrees to save energy."

Lt. Robert McQuaig, St. Johns County Fire Rescue Station 17

"To eat healthier and promote physical wellness. I also want to attend classes to perform better at my job. And I'm a big Gator fan. The guys had me on suicide watch the other day [when Gator coach Urban Meyer said he was going to retire, but later said he will take a leave of absence]. I want to attend more games this year."

Travis Hill, St. Johns Sun editor

"I need to reorganize my schedule, so I can create more time to focus on becoming a better writer. Also, I should probably stop eating anything after 11 p.m. Nothing good can happen then. …

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