"My new year's resolution would be to help as many people as possible, whether it's with my music, with my fundraising, anything . . . to help as many people as possible."
—Sean Quigley, 'Little Drummer Boy' of Winnipeg
Let's admit it - we all think about it. We all talk about it. Sometimes, we even sit down and write out our own New Year's Resolutions. Often, they are the same every year. Thankfully we usually forget that we make them, then break them. So we make them again.
Here at Manitoba Scene, we got curious. So we asked some of our frequent contributors what their New Year's resolutions might be. Here are their rather zesty responses.
Bob Metcalfe, Artistic Director, Prairie Theatre Exchange:
I never make resolutions. How does one make resolutions, when life is so good? However, this January I am off to Saskatoon to be in a 39 Step Program. When I get back to Winnipeg I plan to enjoy getting Lost and spend more time listening to music, starting with the heavenly sounds of The Altar Boyz, which should inspire me to give more of myself - in fact I'll give Till It Hurts. And maybe I'll get to the gym more, too.
Charlene Diehl, Artistic Director of THIN AIR, Winnipeg International Writers Festival:
One resolution? I am determined to GET MORE SLEEP! Because so many of the things I love to do are time-intensive (you can't rush sentences), I'm often still working away at them when everyone else has drifted off to sleep. But I know that when I get enough rest, I'm quicker & more effective. Bonus: sleep is also my ticket to that wonderfully bizarre dream zone...