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

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.

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