Ringing in the new year is a time of celebration and renewed hope and with that often comes a set of new goals.
The ball has dropped and 2013 is officially here. With a new year comes new resolutions. We went around checking to see if people are keeping their resolutions or already breaking them.
A popular resolution is becoming more educated and reading more. The library was closed. That'll have to wait. There's always getting yourself out of debt. But banks were closed too.
What about getting in shape? Probably the most popular of all.
Blake Maddox wasn't wasting any time tackling his resolution at the YMCA.
"My New Year's resolution is to workout more. To get more fit and being consistent. I've had trouble with that. I lack the motivation sometimes," Maddox said.
The crowd at the YMCA was sparse. So where was everybody?
New Year's Day means college football. And college football means sports bars.
"My New Year's resolution this year is to repeat last year's and attempt to eat at every restaurant in Cheyenne," said T.J. Forwood.
One down, 159 to go.
The motivation for people like T.J. was just the opposite as those who spent their holiday at the gym.
"Some people do things to better themselves. I do things to make myself fatter," Forwood said.
Caught up in the excitement of the New Year's Day bowl games. Others had resolutions for their favorite teams.
"For the Huskers to win and for Jeff Ireland for the Miami Dolphins to get fired," said Joni Pence.
"My resolution this year is to attend the national championship game that Oklahoma State will be playing in," said Michael David.
My boss, who attended the University of Oklahoma, says "good luck with that."
Only about eight percent of people who make resolutions keep them, but optimism is still high for everyone we talked to.
"Usually I break it, but this year's going to be the change," David said.
"I'll do my part to get him fired. I'll email him," Pence said.
"I'll get it done this year. I'm going to make sure that it happens, eat at every single one. Even the little diner's, going to eat at every single one," Forwood said.
"I think I will. I think I will. I think I've got the motivation and just the mind power this year to do it," Maddox said.
7th grader Connor Sears had never made a resolution before, until this year.
"My big goal is for in the summer to get a lot of foster kids, go out to Holliday Park and we're just going to have a good time. We're going to play and mess around," Sears said.