New Year’s Resolutions

2017 New Year Resolutions

As the new year approaches, we begin to look to what 2017 may bring us. After asking our Extension agents what are their New Year’s Resolutions, these were some of their answers.

Kelli Batch, Assistant Program Director – My New Year’s Resolution is to be more sociable in my personal life, as well as more active in my community.

Brad Cochran, Extension Agent – My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 is to be a better husband, father, friend, neighbor and person than in 2016. Losing weight and getting healthier would be nice, too!

Christine Kinder, Extension Agent – My resolutions are to manage time more wisely in all aspects of my life, and take “staycations.” There are places I’ve not traveled to in West Virginia, and I look forward to exploring them!

Ray Moeller, Extension Agent – I don’t technically do resolutions; however, here are a few things I will try to bring into the next year: (1) Be more open and less afraid to ask (even really hard) questions. (2) Take a deep breath when the pressure mounts. (3) Be in meaningful touch with my grandkids at least weekly.

Alex Phares, Extension Associate – My resolutions are to be better about strength training, to read through the Bible by 2018, and to save up for a trip to go somewhere new!

Tabitha Surface, Extension Agent – I don’t usually do New Year’s Resolutions, but one year I had a friend set mine and his were so much more fun and interesting than what I would have assigned myself, so I’ll probably try that again. I’m also going to try to live a more balanced life; I get overly focused on work, usually it is work, and take too much away from personal goals and self-care.

Chris Zeto, Extension Agent – My New Year’s resolution for this coming year is to travel more. Life is about seeing and experiencing new things, and traveling assures them both. Traveling is a wonderful way for friends and family to grow closer together.

Staff Picks: New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! It’s January, that special month when we all pledge to make a change for the better in our lives…to varying degrees of success! Whether we’re vowing to better manage our time (“Stop procrastinating!”) or get into better shape (“Join a gym!”), every year millions of us take steps to be healthier, happier, more productive people in the new year. Here’s what some of our staff members hope to achieve in 2016.

“My resolution for 2016 is to spend less money on things!”
Jenny Totten, Extension Agent

“I resolve to be more productive this year.”
Robin Turner, Extension Agent

“My resolution for 2016 is to be a better person.”
Bonnie Dunn, Extension Specialist

“I’ve written some novels, so my resolution this year is to get one published.”
Matt Browning, Director of Communications

“My goal for today, tomorrow and every day for the rest of my life is to be more thankful and grateful for how good my God is to me.”
Jeanie Sutphin, Administrative Secretary Senior

“My resolution is to start saving money for a house.”
Kelli Batch, Assistant Program Director

There are tons of resolution ideas out there, like these, for instance. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Tell us in the comments below.