New Year’s Reflections, Resolutions, and Real Talk




With the holiday season winding to a close, we are once again greeted with the promise of a new year.  The reminder that 2015 is practically here can prompt many thoughts, such as “I’m so over 2014 and thank goodness it’s done!” or “Crap, how is it a new year already??”  New Year’s Eve in particular can leave us remembering all the things we’ve done in the past 12 months, and get us thinking about what we want to accomplish going forward.


In an effort to make the most of the opportunity a new year brings, perhaps you’ve found yourself drafting a list of resolutions to help guide you toward a better self and an improved quality of life.  So what’s on your list?  Are you resolved to travel more, to get healthier, to secure a new career milestone, or to improve your love life?  If you need some internet inspiration for those aspirations, here is a list of 10 New Year’s Resolutions As Told by Cats.


For most of us it’s sticking to our resolutions that proves the far more challenging task.  Vox recently published an article that does a nice job summarizing the research on actually keeping one’s New Year’s resolutions.  So, what’s your track record?  Are you steadfast in sticking to your goals?  Maybe you’ve used tricks like those outlined by this Mirror article to help keep committed throughout the year.


Come join us on Friday January 2nd as we chat about the good times 2014 brought us and the hopes we have for 2015.  We’ll also play a fun game where we think up some “real talk” resolutions that we’d like to set for others.  Would you set Janet Jackson a resolution to release a new album?  Would you set the gay community a resolution to be more inclusive?  Or perhaps you’d set a resolution for the Tea Party to be a little less crazy.  Join us at 8:30pm this Friday to ring in a new year, Gay District style.


Gay District meets at The DC Center, located inside the Reeves DC government building (2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105 Washington, DC 20009). Attendees will need to enter the Reeves building via the “Exit” doors on 14th Street, facing McDonald’s. We encourage attendees to bring a photo ID to gain access inside the building. If you do not have or are unable to present a photo ID, please contact this week’s facilitator, Taylor Monson, ahead of time or contact The DC Center’s Executive Director David Mariner.

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