One of the most popular New Year’s traditions is making resolutions. And another? Not following through.
Breaking New Year’s resolutions is a source of disappointment for many, but as Americans, could it be in our blood?
What is believed to be the first official mention of New Year’s resolutions in America is found in an 1813 Boston newspaper article. What was in the same article? Discussion of people breaking them.
So, if you end up not keeping your New Year’s resolutions in 2022, perhaps you can comfort yourself by knowing you’re carrying on the tradition our ancestors started long ago.
– Robert Clark, The Pittsburgh 100