New year brings new resolutions to improve life

Published 12:03 am Monday, January 1, 2007

By Staff
Area residents set goals for 2007
Like it or not, the time to make resolutions is here.
The tradition dates back to ancient Babylon, but New Year’s resolutions have changed over the last several centuries. While the early Babylonians usually just vowed to return borrowed farm equipment, today’s resolutions are more likely to center around self-improvement like quitting smoking, losing weight and learning a new skill.
Of course, how long these resolutions last is a matter of endurance and self control.
Winnifred Webster, an Ayden resident who works at the Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Regional Library in Washington said, “The one I really kept was a resolution to learn to piece quilts and to quilt … and I did it.”
Hardy Andrews, a senior at Washington High School, has been too busy working at Russell’s Men’s Shop to think much about making resolutions.
Co-worker Ted Hodges, a Washington High School junior, has already decided on his New Year’s resolution.
While Hodges intends to work on his body, Robin Dare of Chocowinity wants to improve her mind. “I’m a writer so I want to use my mind in a way I don’t usually, so I’m going to learn to do Sudoku puzzles,” she said.