Local residents share their New Year's Resolutions

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- North Coast residents have various New Year’s Resolutions for 2015.

For New Year’s Day, North Coast residents had the chance to enjoy some of their favorite activities. The Mayor of Trinidad, Julie Fulkerson, spent the day playing songs with a group of musicians from across the North Coast.

"It's important to do what you want to do on January 1st all the things that you want to do throughout the year.  So for us, it's play music," said Fulkerson.

Some North Coast residents like to go to the beach in Trinidad for their New Year's Day.

“It feels so refreshing and so renewing and I really feel it's the best way to start off the New Year.  And we've been so lucky, I think for the past eight years in this community that there's been this weather on New Year's Day.  It's just sunny, no wind, beautiful," said Christina D’Alessandro of Arcata.

"I couldn't think of a better place to think about my life, just to kind of reflect, think about maybe the things that I did wrong last year and that I want to correct this year," said Diane Zurasky, who lives in McKinleyville.
Local residents have a variety of resolutions.  One College of the Redwoods student, Violette Groth, wants to finish strong at school.

"My new year's resolution for 2015 is to finish my associate's degree in early childhood education so I can advance my position at little people's corner daycare and preschool," said Groth.

Eureka resident Courtney Ladika wants to be more patient with her children.

"I felt that I was often regretting when I would snap at them too quickly or become antsy or impatient waiting for them to do things.  So I feel like they deserve a more patient mother, so I'm hoping to be that this year," said Ladika.

Others say exercising more is the goal.

"Health is becoming more and more important to me as I get older," said Rebecca Nichols, who lives in Eureka.

"My new year's resolution is to get our dogs out a little more and walk them and get a little bit of exercise," said Bryan Hartman of Eureka.