Let’s face it: As a society, we have not been on a good run.

A pandemic. Political turmoil that has divided our country in half. Crazy inflation rates. Horrific gas prices. A recession (yes, we are in one even if no one will officially say we are). An abundance of mass shootings … do I need to go on?

Going into 2022, I said, “Well, 2022 can’t be any worse than 2021, right?”

I should have bitten my tongue. And I won’t make that same mistake predicting 2023.

So, I asked my family, friends, local celebrities, national celebrities, politicians and those in my life whose opinion matters, what they hope to accomplish or see in the new year. Read more from Shore Local News.