New Year’s Resolutions



For folks around the world, the New Year is an ideal time to make changes to your life and habits. This New Year is about more than just a new year. 2020 also marks the beginning of a new decade, and for many people, that means it’s time for serious changes.


Living Healthy


Many are thinking about their health in the new year. Roger Williamson, an adviser at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, says that improving his overall health is at the top of his list of resolutions. Chris Dotson, the local coordinator and content writer for Williamson Forward, also wants to get healthier, saying that she wants to “learn more about healthy eating and put that knowledge into practice.”


“Do It Now”


Kristin DeBoard, a marketing manager at Williamson Health and Williamson and the organizer of the Jr. Chef program and local cooking classes, says she wants to stop putting things off and reach her goals “Do it now,” She says. “There will never be a better time, you have to make time.”

Others in Williamson feel the same way. “My New Year’s resolution is to get a small building/business front,” says Liberty Faith Justice, owner of A Dash Of Faith Cakes and student at Mingo Central High School. “Just a building to start up with to grow more each year.”


Giving Back


Some are striving to give back to the community. Max Mounts, a co-founder of the Dirt Days ATV festival, is planning to help out local youth more. “Every year I go to several grade schools to read to kids. So many kids in Mingo need someone to look up to. I want to be more involved to steer kids in the right direction, and let them know they can do anything they want if they set their mind to it,” he says.


Heather Wolford, the founder of the I Can 2 Program, has a similar resolution in mind. “My New Year’s Resolution is being more at peace, showing love, being giving and living life to the fullest,” she says. “We all deserve love, happiness, and respect.”


No matter what your resolutions are, Williamson Forward wishes you a Happy New Year!

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