The new year is off to an inspiring start for one local man, who went nearly two whole days without a drink.

Mitch Framer, 32, had the one single New Year’s resolution to drink less this year, with the hopes that it would lead to an overall healthier lifestyle. He knew it would be difficult, so he was thrilled to make it as far as he did.

“It was really tough for that whole first 24 hours,” Framer said. “But I powered through into the second day, all the way to lunch time. New year, new me. 2021 is mine.”

Framer hopes his story will encourage others to make similar improvements in their lives. No one at the Hamster is even attempting this resolution.