A new year is ripe with potential: 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds to choose differently, to perceive differently, to BE different. 

And, whether it's optimisic or delusional, I enjoy the act of creating new year resolutions.

Will they be forgotten often? Absolutely.

Will I betray them within hours of drafting them? Probably.

With so much potential, however, there are bound to be times when I remember long enough to transform resolve into new adventures, new friends, and new insights. 

Listed below are my resolutions for 2017.  What about you? Do you create new year resolutions? Use the comments box below to share. I'd love to hear your thoughts.




Ellen Barone is an American writer and wanderer. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".