But for some Calgarians, there is an optimism about what the year ahead could have to offer.
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Nancy Phillips says although for her 2015 was a good year, attitude is something she will focus on this year.
"Good health, I think that is the most important thing and to be more positive," Phillips told CBC News Sunday.
Michael Lazarowich says he doesn't really identify with resolutions.
"I don't really wish for anything, I don't really believe in that, I just think you have to manifest your own stuff," Lazarowich said.
"I think if I keep doing what I am doing I will be able to check a couple of things off."
Tahir Khan said for him, 2015 was a good year.
"I actually got to work for a non-profit in Washington, D.C. called the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, that was a really rewarding job," Khan said.
And he hopes to extend that success into the current year.
"I am actually opening a coffee shop on 17th Avenue … so I am hoping to work really hard on that, that's pretty much my New Year's resolution," he explained.
Derik Storm says he and his family are looking for a better work-life balance in 2016.
"Getting my wife free from her work so that she can stay home and raise our family full time, and really, isn't that the best dream," Storm said.
Lazarowich, meanwhile, says he wouldn't object to a change in his financial status.
"I would like to win the lottery like anybody else, but I don't think that is going to happen."
Storm adds that good fortune for his family and others, is also on his wish list.
"For prosperity for my family, for everybody, for this whole city to bounce back," Storm said.
"And everybody to just be ready to go and jump into 2017."