10 New Year’s Resolutions We Hope To See In 2014

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Confetti drops as revelers celebrate the New Year January 1, 2011 in New York's Times Square after watching the traditional ball drop. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Confetti drops as revelers celebrate the New Year January 1, 2011 in New York’s Times Square after watching the traditional ball drop. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Matt Dolloff

New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. It’s often because the goal is too big, or simply unattainable. But you also need to take responsibility for failing to stick to it.

We here at Mix 104.1 wish all of these celebrities can adopt these New Year’s Resolutions we’ve suggested for them, and actually follow through. Some of them have to try harder than others, but successful resolutions would make life better for everyone involved.

Some of these people are only important around here, while others will have fans worldwide waiting to see what they do. We’re looking at you, Bruno Mars…

But there’s also Mayor Menino, who we hopefully still get to see on TV, and the Boston sports teams who are oh-so-close to winning a championship. And maybe winter won’t be so bad this time around?

Here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions we hope become realities in 2014:

Taylor Swift: Write a song about something else, for a change

(Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

(Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

We’re not knocking Taylor Swift’s songwriting ability – she is clearly awesome at it. But when you write literally every song ever about a failed relationship or past romance that didn’t live up to your expectations, that can get tiresome. Swifty needs to liven up her subject matter with some diversity – maybe about things that make her happy? How about a party anthem? Because if we need to hear (and begrudgingly love) one more song about your ex…

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: Spend more time in New England

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

They’ve got their castle in California, but soon they will have a mansion in Brookline – so there’s no reason to believe Tom & Gisele won’t be around here more often! Hopefully for the Patriots’ sake Tom spends some of his off-season here working out, and it would just be cool to have more major celebrities hanging around town for much of the year. Have your camera ready!

Mayor Menino: Find a way to stay in the public eye

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox is recognized for his 400th career home run with the City of Boston Mayor Tom Menino prior to the game against the New York Yankees on July 6, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox is recoginized for his 400th career home run with the City of Boston Mayor Tom Menino prior to the game against the New York Yankees on July 6, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

For us, the saddest part of Mayor Menino’s retirement is the thought that he might not make as many public appearances. His shortcomings in the public speaking department have become endearing to Bostonians over time, and they can only get better when he doesn’t have the responsibility of running the city. We don’t want to lose that. But hey, he’ll always be “Mayor Menino” to us and surely he won’t completely disappear…Right?

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West: Make it through the year married

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian pose prior to Givenchy 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 29, 2013 in Paris. (PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian pose prior to Givenchy 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 29, 2013 in Paris. (PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Assuming KimYe make it happen and tie the knot at some point in 2014, the first goal should be to outlast the sham of a marriage that was the 72-day Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries experiment. Then the goal should be to make it through all of 2014 without a divorce. Then we’ll see what happens from there. This doesn’t look like a celebrity marriage built to last, but stranger things have happened.

Red Sox: Prove to everyone that 2013 was not a fluke

The Red Sox celebrate winning Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Phoho Credit: Getty Images)

The Red Sox celebrate winning Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Phoho Credit: Getty Images)

The Red Sox will field roughly the same team in 2014 as the group who improbably won the World Series in 2013, so there’s no reason to believe they won’t be in the thick of the playoff race once again. They also have an up-and-coming star in Xander Bogaerts and plenty of young pitching coming up through the farm system, so they should be able to sustain the success of the 2013 turn-around – but they still have to execute!

MBTA: Expand late-night service

In this April 5, 2012 photo, an MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University in Boston. The tunnels and bridges have long since been built, but Boston's massive and oft-maligned Big Dig project has left a legacy of debt in Massachusetts that many contend is crippling the state's overall transportation network. Big Dig debt was cited as one of the reasons why the MBTA was forced last week to raise fares and cut some service. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonwealth Avenue near Boston University in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The MBTA is officially expanding its service past 3AM on weekends starting in the spring, and it’s up to you, the passenger, to make it a success. There will surely be thousands upon thousands of people stumbling out of bars at 2AM glad to be able to hop on the T instead of grabbing a taxi, especially in areas like Faneuil Hall. Once it proves successful, it’s up to the T to make the service permanent all week. You can do it!

Danny Ainge: Get a superstar player for the Celtics

resident of Operations for the Boston Celtics Danny Ainge watches practice during training camp at Salve Regina University October 4, 2008 in Newport, Rhode Island. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Darren McCollester/NBAE via Getty Images)

resident of Operations for the Boston Celtics Danny Ainge watches practice during training camp at Salve Regina University October 4, 2008 in Newport, Rhode Island. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Darren McCollester/NBAE via Getty Images)

This is easier said than done. For the Celtics, it’s practically impossible to lure a big-name free agent to Boston, so their best option for acquiring a superstar player is through a big trade or the draft. The draft looks out right now, because they’re playing reasonably well and won’t finish in the bottom 5 of the league, so Danny Ainge needs to pull off another version of the Kevin Garnett trade from 2007 – trade several medium-to-small pieces for one major piece. It’s not impossible, but many strings need to be pulled for it to happen.

Yuengling Lager: Get back here sooner rather than later!

Bottles of Yuengling beer are displayed in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bottles of Yuengling beer are displayed in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Yuengling Lager is officially returning to Mass. liquor store shelves in 2014 after over 20 years away, but an official date has not been set. Can we set the date ourselves? January 1. Please and thank you.

Mother Nature: Go easy on us this winter

A person shovels snow in the Back Bay neighborhood during a lingering blizzard on February 9, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The powerful storm has knocked out power to 650,000 and dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of New England. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A person shovels snow in the Back Bay neighborhood during a lingering blizzard on February 9, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The powerful storm has knocked out power to 650,000 and dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of New England. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It might already be too late – there’s reportedly 6+ inches of snow on the way this Thursday and Friday. But once that’s out of the way, maybe Mother Nature could take it easy with the snow and extreme cold weather…Maybe???

Bruno Mars: Dominate the Super Bowl Halftime Show – and maybe win some new fans

Bruno Mars performs at the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Bruno Mars performs at the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Bruno Mars is a superbly talented artist with plenty of big hit songs under his belt, and he’s squarely in the prime of his career – the perfect recipe for a Super Bowl Halftime Show performer. But he also has his fair share of doubters. Hopefully for his and his fans’ sake he can prove everybody wrong with a spectacular performance in New York while the whole world watches on Super Bowl Sunday.

SEE ALSO: Your Guide To First Night Boston 2014

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