Middle Georgians share their New Year’s resolutions

December 31, 2013 

Name: Hannah Moore

Age: 18

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “They’re pretty generic ones like eat better and get more sleep, but I’m also trying to read more and stay off of social media as much.”

Name: David S. Williams

Age: 57

City of residence: Warner Robins

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “My New Year’s resolution is to be closer to my God, love my country and be good to all my friends.”

Name: Leroy Thomas Sr.

Age: 69

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I don’t have a New Year’s resolution; I have a commitment. My commitment is first to my creator, that I’m going to be better to myself and to others. If I can achieve that, it will make me be more in line to the universe. The universe is all right; it’s us that’s screwed up.”

Name: Sydney Hill

Age: 20

City of residence: Fort Valley

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “To not let myself be limited by anyone. I think I have to do more and strive to be a better person as well.”

Name: Joseph Ford

Age: 47

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Find a job, first of all, and keep it, second of all. Third of all, if I have the job and keep it, it will keep me from being incarcerated. And possibly try to get in a good relationship.”

Name: Madeline Copeland

Age: 14

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I want to play more tennis. I play once a week, and I want to play twice a week.”

Name: Gracie Copeland

Age: 10

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I do gymnastics. I want to do a round off back handspring (a gymnastics move).”

Name: Willie Bellamy

Age: 60

City of residence: Warner Robins

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Find a new woman. I’m being honest.”

Name: Carolyn McElheney

Age: 79

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I want to lose a few pounds and exercise more.”

Name: Nancy A. Crutchfield

Age: 70

City of residence: Lizella

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I want to be a better all-around person. That’s all. I want to get more exercise -- that’s one thing.”

Name: Brandon Colbert

Age: 22

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “My New Year’s resolution is to be a better person, develop myself more, learn about myself.”

Name: Jan Francis

Age: 68

City of residence: Warner Robins, originally from Sussex, England

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “To get organized, so I can catch up on all the paperwork.”

Name: Molly Smith

Age: 27

City of residence: Roberta

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I’m trying to save money. I’m hoping to save $10,000, but I want to save at least $5,000.”

Name: Crystal Gipson

Age: 45

City of residence: Warner Robins

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Get stronger in God. Keep going to church and praying and reading my Bible. Without God, we are not going to stand.”

Name: Heather Windham

Age: 26

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Spend more time with my daughter, aiming to make all A’s in school, and spend more time with my family, and lose some weight.”

Name: Lisa Tucker

Age: 47

City of residence: Warner Robins

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Lose weight and save more money. You have to force yourself to save. Have it taken out of your paycheck.”

Name: Shelley McDaniel

Age: 20

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I think resolutions are silly. I think they are just an excuse to try harder for a little while and then rationalize why you can’t be the best you can be. I think you should just try for greatness all the time.”

Name: Rosa Martinez

Age: 38

City of residence: Warner Robins

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Stay healthy. Exercise and eat clean. Eat more greens and veggies.”

Name: Martha Fields

Age: 78

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Stay healthy, try to be a better person and trust in the good Lord.”

Name: Elizabeth Jackson

Age: 67

City of residence: Perry

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I haven’t really made one because I don’t keep them.”

Name: Lauren May

Age: 10

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “Make good grades.”

Name: Patty Pyles

Age: 56

City of residence: Fort Valley

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “To get healthier. Just reaching that age, I just want to stay healthy.”

Name: Ellie Pennybacker

Age: 14

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I haven’t thought of any yet. I try not to have them. I feel like I failed if I break them.”

Name: Eddie Wells

Age: 65

City of residence: Juliette

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “I do not make them. I do not make them. They are too easy to break. I have tried it before. (I tried) to quit smoking.”

Name: Melody Robinson

Age: 30 (on Dec. 31)

City of residence: Macon

What is your New Year’s resolution?: “To save more money. Trying to do better with spending and saving money.”

Telegraph writers Wayne Crenshaw, Liz Fabian, Jim Gaines, Andres David Lopez, Jenna Mink, Linda S. Morris, Becky Purser, Phillip Ramati, Mike Stucka and Angela Woolen contributed to this report.

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