HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I actually had a ball last night! I went out with my brother Richard and one of my best friends Leah. We went for a meal, then to the cinema (almost died laughing, and then almost weed a bit it was THAT funny haha!) then sat in Jef making our music videos in a random car park until the New Years countdown. Then we danced in the car park before we went to get Becca from her work and continue the fun. (I should explain for people who don’t know, that Jef (with one f) is my car.)
No big fancy celebrations needed. We had J2Os and Shloer to toast the new year, and a load of our Christmas goodies to snack on. Most fun I’ve had in a while! Considering last year I had just got out of HDU and been sent home with strict instructions to rest, so I welcomed in 2015 fast asleep in bed. I’m pretty sure starting 2014 was a similar situation, I was off work sick, I think I fell asleep before midnight and my parents woke me up to welcome in the new year, and then we all hugged and went to bed. I brought in 2013 by working a night shift…I was emptying a catheter bag at the exact moment the ward sister came and hugged me and wished me a happy new year. So after that run of New Years eves, last night was amazing!
Today wasn’t too bad a New Year’s Day either. Woken up to a cooked breakfast from the parents ❤️ after a little lie in! Then lazed around a bit before I went out to buy a new TV in the sales. My other TV works just fine for TV and my Apple TV, but for some reason it’s weird when I play DVDs, randomly turns them off half way through, so I haven’t been able to watch DVDs for ages and I got new DVDs for Christmas so wanted to start watching them! I bought a cheap DVD player thinking I was being smart, not having to pay out loads of money for a new TV, but then if I tried to alter the sound or press anything other than the subtitles button (they always came up in Arabic every time I started a film) the DVD player would “update” and reset itself, so I couldn’t get very far into the films because I couldn’t get past menu options. But oh my days, I’m in love with this TV! I swear, I may give it a name.
After the drama I had trying to set the beautiful new TV up in my room I finally got to enjoy some family time and a lovely Chinese meal, with my sister and the kids here too.
All in all a good day 1 of 366 this year. I had no resolutions, but a few goals. One of my goals is to actually try and stay in work more, I’m sure there’s something I can do to control my life a bit more, and so I’m going to try it. I’ll possibly give you the run downs of things that have and haven’t worked as they happen throughout the year! Another goal is to buy a house/save really hard all year to be able to buy a house even if my health prevents me actually buying one.
As for the new year new me thing, I’m sorry to say I’m not going to try that. I’ve already been trying positive changes and making good habits in my life. And I’m going to continue doing that, not just for this year, but forever, bettering myself with long term goals and habits, and making them last a life time not just for the year.
So to everyone who reads this, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish you not what you want this year, but what you need. That whatever life throws at you, you will have the courage, strength and determination to face it, and do so with a smile. That way, you’ll find happiness even in the sad times. Much love to you all! Xx