On New Year's Eve, Valerian makes a fateful resolution while he waltzes with Philippa on p. 58
The tradition of making resolutions on the new year is reported to go back to Ancient Babylon in 153 BC. Later, the Romans brought the custom to England as the empire spread throughout Europe. I had some difficulty with the web address, so I didn't post a link for today's news on resolutions. But I thought it was interesting that resolutions have been around for a long time!
Good luck with yours!