In Your Words: New Year's Resolutions



Every year, people around the world make New Year’s Resolutions. They are actually thought by some historians to have begun more than 4,000 years ago, with the ancient Babylonians. At the end of 2019, many people made their yearly resolutions to live a better life, only to find their lives changed completely in 2020. These changes aren’t stopping those in Williamson from striving to do better! Williamson Forward talked with people throughout the area to find out their resolutions for 2021.


Strengthening Your Faith


For many people, it’s important to live a more spiritual life. Williamson Rotary Club member Lola Preece says “My new year's resolution is to grow closer to God by reading His word and being in prayer more.”


Amy Hannah with Williamson Health and Wellness Center also plans to “strengthen her Christian walk” in 2021, as well as be more present with her loved ones.


Bettering Yourself


SFC. Michael Runyon with the West Virginia National Guard, is sticking to the same resolution he always makes. “To be a better man in the following year,” he says.


Okey Newsome is also aiming to keep making a better him in 2021. “I’m looking forward to a fabulous New Year, and working on myself, as well as progressing in my career,” he says.


Other folks in the area are looking to learn a new skill. GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club member Alisha Toler wants to learn to paint with watercolors.


Tonya Cool, owner/operator of Reflections Salon & Spa has already chosen a key word for 2021: “Consistent-- being more consistent with everything. That was actually my word for 2020, but it didn’t go so well, so I’m going for it again.”


Whether you’re learning a new skill, becoming more spiritual, or you’re just excited to see the end of 2020, we hope 2021 will bring you plenty of positive changes!


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