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New Year: New Context


January 6, 2017

Photo by Pam Martin Lynne Walker and Dave Bowes on the Niwot Loop Trail. They’ve found a way to get out of the rat race by living more cheaply abroad.

People tend to feel strongly about New Year’s resolutions. They either never make them (“I don’t need any improvement” one gentleman told me), or they make them religiously every year and keep track of their progress on spreadsheets—like my friend Jamie, who’s on the fast track to becoming a career novelist at 29 years of age.

While the New Year might seem like an arbitrary marker to some, the turning of the calendar page can act as a kind of reset button for those good intentions that fell like bricks by the wayside during the year—those weekly visits to the gym and yoga cla...

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