People all over town did some last-minute New Year's Eve shopping at Costco in northwest Bakersfield.
Jodie and Luke Fringer say their New Year's resolution is to help their family.
"I should probably respect my family better, and go work out more,” says Luke Fringer.
His mother Jodie Fringer says her plan is to stay in better touch with all her kids.
"I have two girls away in college and want to keep better in touch with them and spend more time with my husband and try to balance my work life and my family life," she says.
Ruby Williams says she and her husband Jerry just want their family to be safe and closer in 2013.
"I would love to see there be more jobs,” Williams says. “And that the people who are homeless have a place to go to get in out of the cold because it's too cold.”
15-year-old Cassey Black wants to do better in high school.
"I hope to get better grades because my grades aren't that good right now,” Black says. “Then for college, I’m going in the Navy."
Kaib Knight and his family plan to read the Bible more.
"One day at a time, grow closer to him,” Knight says. “Change from the inside out."
Jacob Long's New Year's resolution is simple.
"I want to find a girlfriend," he says.
Long says he's been single for a while, but plans to bring in 2013 with his two favorite girls: his mother and sister.
If you plan on making resolutions, experts advise you to keep your goals realistic, outline your plan, and track your progress. Don't beat yourself up if you don't stick to your resolutions perfectly, but try to be consistent.