What are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Financial goals are another big resolution for many. Fort Wayne realtor Marti McFarren, calls her New Year’s resolutions “positive changes,” because she doesn’t like to use the word resolution. “My husband (Les) and I are embarking on a financial change that is so un-American...we want to spend less than we make!”

Financial goals are another big resolution for many. Fort Wayne realtor Marti McFarren, calls her New Year’s resolutions “positive changes,” because she doesn’t like to use the word resolution. “My husband (Les) and I are embarking on a financial change that is so un-American…we want to spend less than we make!”

New Year’s resolutions can set the tone for the year ahead. They can focus us on what’s truly important. Here are resolutions that some Fort Wayne women and organizations are making for 2015.

Many of us have health and relationship related goals. Local radio personality Nichole Roberts says her resolutions are “the typical: eat better, sleep more and spend more time with family.” She sees these as too important, however, to just focus on them as annual resolutions. “Everyone makes those and to be honest, that should be a way of everyday life. Not just a once a year reminder.”

Fort Wayne author Kayleen Reusser hopes to lose another 25 pounds this year for a total of an impressive 50 pound weight loss. In addition, “I also hope to self-publish a second volume of profiles of World War II vets as I did this year.”

For organizations, the New Year provides the perfect time to examine the successes of the year passed. This year, the 40th year of service for the Business and Professional Women’s Association to the Fort Wayne community, the non-profit’s organization resolution is to increase their social media image, according to Carla Harrison, president.

Successful in that: “Our goal for 2015 is to make BPWA a stronger more effective voice in the community!” A list of just some of their past contributions – scholarships, Ebony Fashion Fairs, craft shows, school field trips, auctions, poetry jams, musicals, and tea parties, indicates BPWA’s commitment.

So whether your goals are personal or professional, take some time out to plan for 2015. Who knows? By this time next year you may have dropped a size or have saved up for that dream item. It can’t hurt to try. 

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About Drema Drudge

Drema Drudge received her MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University and has had her fiction most recently published in The Louisville Review, Mused, ATG, Mother Earth News, and Penumbra. She is a frequent contributor to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Drema is married to musician Barry Drudge. They have two grown children, Mia and Zack. Feel free to visit Drema's website where she explores her passion for writing about art at dremadrudge.com.

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