The new year has officially arrived, and as the new year marks a new beginning many people made their first decision of 2013 by coming up with their New Year's resolution.
It's been a long standing tradition that's been around for centuries and one that continued into 2013.
As many people welcomed the new year by making a brand new, New Year's resolution.
"I think they are very important to me because they help you grow stronger and to set goals for yourself over the year," expressed Morgan Frank of West Deptford, NJ.
Stacey Rich of Linwood kicked off her new year by making two new resolutions.
Stacey's goals for the year are to take more workout classes as a way to stay fit and find new ways to help out others in and out of her community.
"So, I just find it's a good way to start out the New Year with new stuff," explained Stacey Rich.
For many, determining what goal to set for 2013 was a simple choice as many people decided to choose something that would help out what's most important to them, which is family.
"Well I have a big family and my resolution relates to all my family members," said Frank Mazzone of Hamilton Twp. "I want to make sure I do everything I can to make sure they have a great year."
And for others their resolutions consisted of things outside of their home.
"I opened up a new venture down here and I want to make sure it's succeeds," said Mark Grossman. "Does the best it can do and I feel a little responsible for doing that for being one of the owners I want to make sure that happens."
Recent studies have proven many people don't successfully complete their resolutions for the year; but for those who do, they are hoping that others will follow their lead in 2013.
"Well most people don't but I hope that some will keep their resolutions," Mazzone said.
Some of the most popular resolutions made every year include fitness, reforming a personal bad habit and spending more time with family.