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Poll: What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

Year after year, the resolutions that seem to be on everyone's list include being more healthy, reading more and practicing better financial habits. What tops your list for 2012?

The resolutions that top my list are:

1. Making the gym a priority

I'm happy to say that since last month, I've been going to the gym a few times a week.  I decided to get a head-start because I knew that going to the gym more often was going to be one of my resolutions.  It might be a form of New Year's-resolutions-cheating but by starting before New Year's, I've succeeded in making it a habit.

2. Reading more

My professors at UC Irvine always reminded me that if I read more, I'd become a better writer.  They described this process to be a kind of osmosis--the cadence of sentences and new vocabulary would become ingrained in my mind if I only exposed myself to a greater variety of books.  Besides reading what some authors have on their bookshelves, I definitely have to reread some of the books I skimmed through in college (sorry, professors).

3. Saving up to travel on my own

My last resolution is also the one I am most excited about.  I'd like to start saving up so I can begin to explore the world.  My first trip would involve taking the Amtrak up the coast and making stops along the way to visit Seattle and Portland.  Once I am in Portland, I'd make the trip to Astoria because I've had a fascination with the city ever since I watched The Goonies when I was just a kid. 

What are your New Year's resolutions?

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