Alright, raise your hand if you are looking forward to 2024. It looks like there are lot of  Montanans that are looking forward to a new year and seeing 2023 in the rearview mirror. The reason I know this is because we recently asked our listeners, "What are you looking forward to in 2024". An overwhelming majority of people were looking forward to just seeing 2023 end.

2023 Has Been Rough For a lot of Montanans

This year has not been the easiest year for a lot of people in Montana. There's been high property rates, and inflation. The price has been high, along with the price of groceries. It has been a long year for quite a few people. Even with all the negative, there is still some positivity about the upcoming new year. Here are what our listeners are looking forward to.

Some People are Looking Forward To Family

  • Candy- "Welcoming the next grandbaby into the family."
  • Mark- "No New Year's Resolutions, I don't want to disappoint myself."
  • Trae- "Giving birth to my son and our last baby and completing our blended family."

Some People Are Going to Be Traveling

  • Carl-  "Food, travel and exploring new places far far away places."
  • Marjorie- "Our Hawaiian cruise"
  • Chris- "Moving back to the north west from Hawaii."
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Go Griz!

  • Robin- "Griz National Champs"
  • Michelle- "A win over the South Dakota St Jackrabbits in Frisco, Texas."

Some People Look Forward to the Weather

  • Jon- "Snow!!"
  • Jason- "Snow"
  • Montie- "Spring"

Music is On Montana Minds

  • David- "Spending time practicing and playing my instruments and becoming more technically savvy"
  • Christina- "Concerts!!!!!! Live music all the way!!!!!!
  • Jen- "Garth in Vegas"
  • Fred- "A lot more cowbell!"

There are a lot of people looking forward to 2024 politically on both sides. Whichever side you vote for there will be an election in Montana in 2024, including a Presidential Election. I always try to be optimistic when the thought of new year rolls around. I try to see the positives of what a new year can offer. Only time will tell what kind of year we will have in 2024. Next year around this time, we can ask the question again about what we all are looking forward to in 2025.

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