Resolutions for 2005

Posted: January 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Gazette asked members of the George Mason community to share some of their New Year resolutions for 2005. Here they are:

One of my 2005 New Year resolutions is to keep my priorities straight even if it means destroying my social life! (This will allow me to focus on building a career and making outstanding grades at Mason, as well as enabling me to embrace what I learn in college so that I may UTILIZE the information to further my career, as opposed to knowing just enough to pass my finals.)

—Sarah Thomas, junior, government major, and marketing researcher for ESI International

My New Year resolutions: Enjoy life, be myself, and take nothing and no one for granted. Cultivate some empathy. And, while I’m at it: good grades, good cheer, and maybe a trip more often to the gym. Ooh, and a last resolution—to actually go through with my resolutions.

—Angela Panayotopulos, freshman, English major

My New Year resolution is to eat less fast food and more slow food; preferably of the Crock-Pot variety.

—Justin Longo, shift supervisor, Johnson Center Information Desk

I definitely want to have a baby this year! But that is out of my control. I also want to put the more than 500 photos I have lying around in scrapbooks.

—Cindy Stocks, production manager, Creative Services

I would like to finish writing my first novel.

—Beth Posniak, membership services coordinator, Association of Writers and Writing Programs

My New Year resolution is ongoing, greater life fulfillment. Since this is also my 40th year, I am determined to decidedly implement positive changes in every area of my life, from health and fitness, to self enrichment, relationship building, and spiritual awareness. That should keep me busy until …

—Rey Banks, public relations coordinator, Media Relations

I would like to save $10,000 and buy a new car before the wheels fall off my 10-year old Honda. Again.

—Matt Scanlon, conference director, Association of Writers and Writing Programs

My resolution is the same as last year’s—to burn my candles. You know how you buy those pretty candles and then let them sit around collecting dust until they don’t smell nice anymore? It’s an ongoing thing for me, and I’ve been doing pretty good with it.

—Chris Clark-Talley, executive director, Alumni Affairs

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