The Downey Patriot asked readers on Facebook for their New Year’s resolutions. Below are some of their answers: Michael Chirco: Stop drinking alcohol.
Trisha Saulenas: Forgive those who don’t deserve forgiveness so that I can be at peace!
Diana George: To improve the look of my house because Downey is a beautiful city.
Esmeralda Padilla: To graduate in May with honors and become an amazing middle school teacher.
Magali Guerrero: I love to volunteer and help people out as much as I can, but this coming year I will be looking to volunteer more in our beautiful city to help maintain it gang free and to help as many people that I can who are in need of anything. I believe 2015 will be the year that I will finally give back to our city.
Debi Amador: To let go of the bad things other people do and not let other people’s bad attitude control my attitude.
Liz Frometa: To run more! To love more! And learn to play golf!
Cesar Sanchez: To purchase my first home in Downey where I was raised.
Victoria Serrano: For the 10th year now, learn how to play the guitar...this year for real!
Carlos Gomez: No late fees on my bills.
Marisa Mae: To pass the CA state bar.
Rose Weyman: One of my goals for 2015 is to give back to the community by serving on a Board of a Non-Profit organization. I love to help raise money for a cause.
Stephanie Saxton Alonzo: To be kind and give a smile to those whom I cross paths with.
Brenda Quintero-Varela: Drink water. Get to work on time. Haha!
Amanda Shute: This upcoming year I’m going to try to become more green by using more environmentally safe products and low- to non-energy using appliances.
Tomas De La Mora: I want to be a better speller of words and right better to.
Ruby Aleman: To be an all around better person to my husband, because he is a good husband to me from 1965 to 2014!
Javier Lizarde: Hopefully I can get hired.
Jaime Cornejo: To not get my car broken into on Gallatin.
Alex Aguirre: To lose some weight.
Jaynne Galvan: Read more books.
Lucero Ana Isabel: My New Year’s resolution is definitely going to be to travel more, need to see the world.
Angeline Deo: Be realistic and have no resolutions, because they never get done anyways. LOL.
Rodolfo Sandoval III: Get closer to Jesus and treat everybody with integrity.
Gladys Manzo: To volunteer more and pay off my student loans.
Amaryllis Velasco: To finish my credential program and become a teacher (hopefully in the DUSD) by the end of 2015.
Kellie Sands: Just to be a better ME... Mother, daughter, sister, friend etc.
Monica Murray: To be more optimistic.
Arthur G Burgueno: Make 2015 better for me and my family.
Valerie Herrera: To love myself and my family more!
Benjamin Valdez: To be an all around better person.
Pablo Liberto: To do things better than I did last year.
Abel Velazquez: To wake up early.
Jamie Smallwood-Gonzales: To lose weight and help more at RSG in my boys’ classrooms (Mrs. Ketchem and Mrs. Ticknor).
Douglas Himebaugh: Not to break last year’s resolution?
Jay Jay: Make less money because 2014 was great. I don’t like being greedy.
Published: Jan. 1, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 38