Think About It: 2013- The Beginning - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

January 3, 2012

Think About It: 2013- The Beginning

Lots of items here are up for grabs in 2013, including Turtle Bay development (or not), the progression of the rail system to and from central O'ahu, and perhaps even a final decision and action taken on the rundown Waikiki Natatorium. We have a new mayor in Honolulu, a relatively experienced Honolulu City Council, and we will soon have a resolution to the state house power struggle.

We hope that tourism dollars continue to buffer the state's coffers as there are myriad projects and infrastructure items that need to be addressed, and the hope is that slow growth in our economy, beyond tourism, continues to gain momentum after a relatively mediocre Christmas shopping season, according to a number of retailers. We hope that our contingent in Washington, D.C., can be effective quickly and find their way onto committees to help ensure that Hawaii is well-represented on many fronts. We hope that infrastructure breakdowns, whether at public schools, in public parks, or on public roadways, are taken care of more quickly and with quality materials.

On a more personal note, here's hoping that you break habits and make habits, according to your wishes, to ensure a happy and healthier 2013. Whether it's incremental steps to exercise regularly, eat better, drink less, and/or stop smoking, find an ally to help you through the difficult processes of changing your negative life patterns. One way to save money in tough times is to live healthier, thus decreasing your down time, your negative thoughts, and your medical costs. Perhaps it's a strain to call a healthier lifestyle a "savings plan", but the reality is that when you feel better, you are better in many ways- physically, fiscally, and mentally. We all say "happy new year"; now, let's make it one. Think about it…

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