The annual tradition of making New Year's resolutions is alive and well in Northern Berkshire. From Spring Street in Williamstown, to Park Street in Adams, and to Main Street in North Adams, residents and tourists said they had set goals for the coming year.
Personal health and fitness goals ranked the highest amongst local resolutions.
Meghan Gillis, head coach of Williams College's ice hockey team, who was with family and friends on Spring Street on Monday, said being healthy is important to her. She hopes to stay healthy this year and wants to see her athletes set the same goal.
"I just want to have a healthy hockey team this year," she said.
Nicole Doucet and Adam Gillis, who traveled from Halifax, Nova Scotia to visit Meghan, had similar goals.
"Both our resolutions are pretty broad," Doucet said. "We want to get back to the gym and start eating healthier."
Jake Dabrowski of Adams said while he hadn't officially set a resolution, he wants to take necessary steps to stay healthy.
"I want to utilize my gym membership," he said.
While some pledged to get fit and remain healthy, others are considering other ways to better their life.
Williamstown resident Roz Broch, who braved the cold and leftover snow to browse windows on Spring Street, had a much broader goal in mind.
"My resolution is to figure my life out," he said.
Brian Thomson, of North Adams, who was waiting for the bus on Main Street, said his resolution is to spend more time with family.
"I want to see my grandmother more," he said. "This past year I said I'd drink less coffee. That didn't work. I hope this year's will."
But some people, like Dawn Murphy, haven't had time to set a goal for the coming year. The Worcester resident, who was visiting family in the Berkshires for the weekend, was browsing stores in North Adams on Monday.
"New Years isn't even on my mind right now," she said . "I've been so busy with Christmas I haven't thought of much else."
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