In celebration of the new year, many Kenai Peninsula residents are resolving to make lifestyle changes.
Some have decided to quit smoking, including Andrei Kaneletz, 33, of Kenai, and Pam Harrell, 53, of Nikiski.
Twelve-year-old Mason Mount's mother said she is proud of her son's resolution.
"I want to get good grades in school this year," he said.
Many people want to eat better and exercise more often, and there are a few residents looking to lose a few pounds.
Adam Reaney, 27, of Kenai, plans to start exercising by learning a unique form martial arts.
"I'm going to start doing Kapoeira," he said. "I'm looking for a Mestre."
Jane Linderman, 49, of Kenai, has a slightly different resolution.
"I'm going to give up housekeeping," she said.
Many residents, like Debbie Hayes, 53, of Kenai, want to see the world become a better place.
"I want to try to do random acts of kindness," she said.
"I wish our war would come to resolution," said Lorelee Davis, 68, of Kenai.
Denny Doolittle and his wife, Jeanne, have resolved to become more Christ-like in the coming year, and Aaron Brandt, of Olympia, Wash., hopes to read the Bible in its entirety.
Christopher Selby, of Kenai, thinks it's important to make a distinction between a resolution and a decision.
"I made the decision to be a better human being," he said. "A decision is better than a resolution."
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