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Like many, I despise New Year’s resolutions. We make them; we break them; we feel like failures. What’s the point?

Instead, I’d like to experience a New Year’s evolution, much like this definition of the word from thefreedictionary.com: A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.

A lot can happen in a year, including an evolution, which is kind of hard to break and almost impossible to fail at as long as you keep moving forward, growing, learning, thinking, adapting…evolving.

Happy New Year’s evolutions–regardless of, in spite of, or because of whatever the new year may bring your way.