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Persons reveal their new year’s resolutions

Twenty-nine-year-old Keva Hunter’s new year’s resolution is to land a job. A high-paying job would be great, but she said right now anything would do.

For most of 2010 Hunter was jobless and was dependent on her friends, family and the little that she managed to save when she still had a job.

With every new year invariably comes resolutions and wishes.

Persons across the world resolve themselves to make changes in the new year. Usually things like losing weight, eating healthier, putting an end to procrastination, changing ones’s attitude and the like make it to the top of most lists.

But the economic conditions being what they are, Hunter said she plans on making”serious”changes in 2011.

“I’m tired of just sitting around. I need to step up my game,” she said.

Hunter was employed in a bank until March when she was laid off.

I’m not going to try to make a resolution to do something that I know I won’t keep up with. I want a job and I am going to find one, even if I have to settle,”she said.

Cable Beach resident Michael O’Brien said topping his new year’s resolution list this year is to put an end to his procrastination and going

to church more often.

O’Brien said he used to attend church at least once every week. Now his praise and worship time is relegated to about once a month.

The 45-year-old said he will also make an effort to cut out procrastination. He said in too many instances he puts projects back.

Bodine Johnson, 27, has similar plans.

“Well I plan on cutting out procrastination and getting all those important things done,”she said.

Also topping her list is to spend more time with her family.

“I am terrible with that,”she said. They’re important to me and I have to treat them that way.”

In addition to that, she said she wants to save more and spend less.

Last on her list is to increase her charity work. Johnson said she wants to do things that will make a difference.

Marilyn Nixon, 25, says she has no new year’s resolutions.

She said she will just continue on her path to becoming a wiser, stronger and much better person.

Eric Adderley, 29, also hopes to save more.

He said he has spent too many years wasting money.

“It’s important to save for a number of reasons. To be able to get what you want and need and also so you can have something to fall back on in hard times,”he said, adding that he is currently saving so that he can purchase a house and eventually start his own business.

Adderley said he also wants to adopt a healthier lifestyle and lose a bit of weight.

For Tamika Carey, when the clock strikes 12 a.m. on Saturday, she will be a new woman.

Carey, 30, said it’s time for her to grow up.

“I want to focus on the important things… family and friends. I’m going to cherish my time on this earth,” she said.

She said she wants to invest in some things and ensure that she is able to retire comfortably.

Carey is married with two children, ages three and five. She said she wants to be able to provide for her family better and to give them the things that they need. She said her resolution is to become a better mother and wife.

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