Hey Reston, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2017?

by RestonNow.com December 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments

Cruising Under Fireworks - Fourth of July, Lake Thoreau, Reston VAThe year that was 2016 is coming to a close, and you know what that means…

… no, celebrities will not suddenly become immortal in 2017, putting an end to the sense of shock that envelops social media whenever a famous person dies, though the loss of beloved entertainers like Prince, George Michael, Davie Bowie and Carrie Fisher did certainly sting this year.

Rather, it’s Dec. 30 and it’s time to discuss that persistent frenemy of holiday traditions: the New Year’s resolution.

A good resolution for our comments section might be a bit more civility in 2017. (Though this week the comment section seems to have taken a vacation — where did you all go?)

For us here at Reston Now, a good resolution would be to do an even better job uncovering interesting and important local stories that no one else is reporting.

The departure of our editor Karen Goff for the Washington Business Journal (where she’s killing it, as the kids would say) definitely represents a loss of institutional knowledge. But our incoming editor Dave Emke is a great journalist who will be dogged in his pursuit of local scoops. Reston Now is fortunate to have him at the helm.

Dave starts Jan. 2, but will be taking meetings all around Reston for a week before you begin to see his byline.

As for our readers, we asked on Twitter and Facebook what your New Year’s resolutions are. Here is a sampling:

  • “None, because I don’t need to wait until the new year to be inspired to start a goal or change a behavior. Every day is a good day to start! Why wait until next week??”
  • “Avoid RTC and frequent other non-pay-for-parking establishments”
  • “To go out (happy hour, etc) once a month. I’ve definitely become a home body.”
  • “Go to the gym that I pay for but don’t use.”
  • “To take up Internet trolling as a hobby.”
  • “The same as 2015,2014, and 2013.”

Didn’t get a chance to answer? Let us know what your goals for the new year are in the comments.

Happy new year, Reston! We’ll see you back here on Monday.

  • Helen Hartmeyer DunnDisqus

    I’m going to start brushing my dogs’ (3) teeth. (that’s 3 dogs not 3 teeth)

  • Nate_VA

    I resolve to never pay for parking at RTC.

    • Eric Koston

      Wow let it go guy.

      • Nate_VA

        Why should I let it go?

        • Eric Koston

          Cause your being silly, well both of your are. Destroying Reston, really? Come on. Don’t be so silly and enjoy life.

      • Scout

        And get over it? For what reason? It’s an anathema – BP doesn’t give a hoot about residents – all about chasing the almighty dollar – and once they destroy Reston out to Baron Cameron – they’ll take their bags of money and run

  • 2020 NY resolution

    After hillsru historic defeat i wpuld like to offer some advice to the neo liberal avantgarde, keep talking about white privilege and cultural appropriattion. Keep talking about safe spaces an trigger warnings and the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. Keep policing language. Any smart gambler will tell you, keep doubling down and trump is going to be reelected in 2020

    • Mike M

      It certainly has gotten ridiculous, hasn’t it? I never would have imagined so many “educated” people could become so brainwashed. I never thought the media would expose themselves so flagrantly. And they call Trump a bad joke! As for him, I am crossing my fingers. I think some of the China he’s broken needed breaking and no one else would have done it. I remain hopeful.

      As for the DNC, they have worked so hard to politically segregate lower class [email protected] and institutionalize [email protected] racism, that now I think they HAVE to field an [email protected] candidate to get that vote out.

  • Scout



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