Inquiring Photographer: Nine months of the year are almost over, during that time did you live up to your New Year’s resolution? If not, why?
“I always make a resolution to lose weight. I never seem to be able to keep it. I don’t know why, I think maybe because I am busy with work and other things.”
Miranda, 11, a student at I.S. 364
“My resolution was to get good grades in school. I kept it by watching less TV and reading more.”
“I usually start off the year keeping to my resolution, but after four months or so I fall off the wagon. My resolution was to lose weight and to quit smoking. I have tried to maintain a diet and keep to an exercising schedule. Whenever I get stressed, I tend to eat, especially chocolate sweets, and smoke.”
“I resolved to quit smoking and drinking coffee. Those are my heaviest addictions and I can’t seem to quit. I stopped the both of them, cold turkey, for about 12 days. I even went to a smoking cessation program at the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn. Smoking and drinking coffee go hand in hand. I smoke when I am stressed or upset.”
“I have never made a New Year’s resolution. I just don’t believe in that. Some people live one day at a time. I like to live one moment at a time. I deal with things as they come.”