Get off to a quick start this year

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We do this to ourselves every year. We promise ourselves that this is the year we lose weight, or get better grades or put away some money for a rainy day. Then the new year comes, we put on our “winter coats” as we stay in from the cold and snack all winter long, daydream another marking period away or find more rainy days than sunny days — making it impossible to get ahead financially.

That’s when we decide that the first of the year isn’t the best time to start these things, so we push them back a few months. Of course, there never really is a good time to start these self-reclamation projects, so we find ourselves making the same empty promises the following year.

And the cycle continues.

We do the same thing here at the Coastal Point. We constantly have new ideas for the paper, and decide to implement them right away. Then, of course, something else happens, and the new idea gets pushed back a little bit longer. And so on, and so on, and so on.

But not this year. We are adding some new additions to the Coastal Point in 2008, and you’ll see a few of them in next week’s paper. Also, keep an eye on, because we are also going to add some reader-friendly elements to the Web site that should really catch your eye. All the new elements in the Coastal Point are designed with the idea of improving the experience in print and online for our readers and advertisers. With that being said, drop us a line or swing by the office and let us know what you think of the new features. If you don’t like them, or have a suggestion to improve them, please let us know.

Oh, and start hammering out those resolutions now. Let’s all get a good jump on the new year.

Want another kind of jump for the new year? How about two?

The Exercise Like the Eskimos event in Bethany Beach will take place at noon on New Year’s Day, and the Fenwick Island Freeze will begin at 10:30 a.m. Both events call for people to jump in the ocean to mark the new year.
Both events are incredibly fun, and both support local charities. If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate the new year, these are different. And fun.