a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usuallyafter voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club,or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
the act of resolving or determining upon an action or courseof action, method, procedure, etc.
the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
the act or process of resolving or separating into constituentor elementary parts.
Number two seems to fit best. But I kind of like numbers 3 and 5 because they involve planning and breaking things into parts--which makes success a more likely outcome (or so they say). Personally, I don't think you should save resolutions for January only. I tend to make them throughout the year if I feel myself slipping into habits I don't like. And if I don't stick to them, ah well, life goes on.
I'm not sure how long I'll be living in the DC area, but I want to make the most of it while I'm here. So instead of a list of resolutions for 2012, this is my bucket list for the area--and the best part is that most of these places are free! If I can do it all in a year, that will be great. I've already crossed a few off, and will continue to do so throughout the year. (I like crossing things off lists so much that I tend to add things just to cross them off). Food/restaurants not included--those go on their own list. :-)
Arlington National Cemetery
Air and Space Museum
American History Museum
Ford’s Theatre Tour and Performance
American Indian Museum
American Art Museum
Breakfast at Eastern Market
Library of Congress
National Museum of African Art
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Ice Skate at the National Gallery of Art
The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Meridian Hill Park drum circle
Rock Creek Park
Hike or bike a section of the C&O Canal Towpath
Smithsonian Folklife Festival