Did you know that January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day?”

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On a recent e-mail from the “National Parks Service” “ditch your New Year’s resolution day” showed up in the subject line.  What synchronicity as we have our upcoming “Circle of Innovation” sessions (January, 2015) on the “Power of Habit” and making your students stick to new habits you wish them to change or begin.  We hope to see you soon, and enjoy the “read”, below.

Did you know that January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day?” It’s true! By now, many are beginning to feel the strain of their lofty goals. Some have even resigned their resolutions to simply being too difficult or unattainable. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

As we ushered in 2015, we invited the national park community to share their New Year’s national park resolutions. Some shared hopes of extended road trips, while others committed to visiting all of the national parks in their home state. Did you make a resolution? If not, it’s not too late!

The beauty of resolutions is that they allow us to mentally commit to something we’ve always had a desire to do or achieve. But the trick to meeting them is to be realistic, set a timeline, and plan ahead. While January 17 has come and gone, there are still 11 months left in the calendar year. It’s never too late to dream of your next escape.

So what do you say? What kind of adventure will you set as your New Year’s national park resolution? Share it with the community here, check out our blog for ideas on planning your trip, and then commit to making it come true!


U.S. National Park Service – Experience Your America.

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