One of my regular customers, a cute snowboarder/graphic designer, came in on Saturday - he was haggard and hungover and looking for coffee. When I asked if it was a fun party he said, "it was all right - but it's never the New Year's you imagine for yourself." I couldn't agree more! I gave him some water and wished him a happy and healthy 2011.
As for me, I went to a party - I wore a pretty dress and did my hair and put on lipstick...and stood in someone's dirty kitchen and drank out of a red plastic cup. This was not the New Year's Eve I dreamt of. I felt overdressed and a bit old for the crowd.
|New Year's Eve!|
I try not to make resolutions - I feel like doing so makes me feel like I'm breaking my own heart repeatedly. Yeah, I'd love to lose 15 pounds, I'd love to get a "real" job and move into my own place - but those things aren't guaranteed and I hate making promises I can't keep.
There are a few things I'd like to do this year and I hope I can!
1) Travel to the UK to visit my cousin and his wife.
They recently moved to Bath from London, and I love Bath (I visited there briefly in 2003 when I travelled with my family). I'd like to go alone this time - it would be an adventure and a trip I'd never forget or regret. I might go further into debt for it, but it might be worth it. While I'm still young, right?
2) Get that second tattoo I've been meaning to get.
|Showing off the shoes again, plus my first tattoo!|
3) Run another 5K run (possibly more).
I'm definitely going to do Terry Fox again, but maybe I'll do a road race this year too. I'd like to push myself and try to do a more competitive run. I'm not a great runner, but it's something I'd like to strive for.
4) Take better care of myself.
I get stressed out way too easily and I need to start controlling my emotions. I need to also get over my fear of doctors.
5) Write more.
This could mean journaling, blogging, or just my own personal writing that I may or may not share with anyone. My point is that I would like to try to exercise my creativity a bit more, even if it's just for me.
Anyways, I can't think of any more things to share - who knows what will happen in 2011! I wish you all the very best!
|Love you! You all get the midnight kiss I never got!|
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