Toowoomba's young go-getters set NY goals
IF THE last week of 2014 is anything to go by, Jesse Wright is in for an interesting year.
The Toowoomba artist has been working as a roving entertainer at the Woodford Folk Festival, complete with hand-made dragonfly wings.
In 2015, he hopes to be freer and more open.
"My New Year's resolutions are to let go of the bad and focus on the good and to give more," he said.
"To finish what I start and work hard at it. I also hope to travel for a couple months."
PALEO lovers in Toowoomba have Christy Cotroneo to thank for its newest clean-eating business Primal Pantry. Between running her newest venture and whipping women into shape with Christy's Angels, the motivated personal trainer has had a busy year.
Her New Year's resolution is her new business. "My goal this year has nothing to do with body image. I really want to stay business focused and be successful in that area. "I set goals for my body all the time - I'm always trialling new things to see if I like it.
"I will train extra hard for a photo shoot we do at the beginning of each year."
THE winner of ABC's national radio competition Heywire in 2013, former refugee Prudence Melom, has had a big year which included visiting her home-town of Chad.
She also represented Toowoomba at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra and started studying at the University of Southern Queensland. This year, Ms Melom hopes to make the most of every opportunity that comes her way.
"By doing that, I want to try my best to make a change in things that are most important to me and the community.
"I also want to study hard and continue chasing my goal of becoming a lawyer.
A TOOWOOMBA come-back marked a new start for former reporter Jasmine Quarman.
She returned to her hometown of Toowoomba after writing for NW magazine in Sydney to start her own online fashion company, All That Fashion.
"My New Year's resolutions are to spend more time with the family, to go on an African safari, volunteer, learn to cook and expand my business."
YEAR 10 Downlands College student Sian Veivers wants to swim in the national championships.
But first she will have to make the state competition.
Ms Veivers' New Year's resolution is to train harder in the pool, particularly in her preferred breaststroke.
"To make it I'll need to train harder and get fitter and stronger," she said.
"I also want to do more gym sessions which should help with my swimming."
Ms Veivers said she also wanted to see a "close family member" finally tie the knot.