Friday, December 31, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new...

Happy New Years Eve everyone!!!
  New Years eve is by far my FAVORITE Holiday of all time…cause you see, while some people think the biggest meal of the year is on thanksgiving, my sister and I have figured out how to turn this one day (these 24 hours before a new year) into the biggest pig out fest celebration ever…and it’s something I look forward to every year! I mean think about it…what other day of the year can you wake up, have candy for breakfast, cookies for lunch and nachos for dinner….and not feel bad about it (whereas on New year’s eve you don’t have to feel bad because you have to get rid of all the junk in the house before the new year starts anyway so you might as well eat it!)  Okay so maybe not the most nutritious celebration ever but it certainly helps you start the new year off right (because believe me after downing this much junk food in one day the very thought of eating any of it any time soon makes you want to puke)!
   Anyway, what usually happens is we start the celebration off early and spend most of the afternoon and whole night together partying and eating.  This year however I got invited to go over my friend’s house for a New Year’s Celebration. It’s kind of strange to say, but other than hanging out with family I’ve never really had any new years eve plans before so I definitely want to go…but I also don’t want to miss out on our families yearly tradition, so this year I’ve decided to do both!
    I have to admit, having to change up my new year’s plans just a bit to be able to spend time with my friends, is kind of the perfect reflection of what 2010 has been for me.  Last year at this time I didn’t even know this friend (or any of the people I’m going to see at their party) and the idea of going to some celebration where I will mostly likely say or do some stupid thing, would totally turn me off from even wanting to attempt it.  But this year I realized something….not everyone is going to like me and that’s okay.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m human…I like to be liked…but in 2010 I realized it was more important for me to concentrate on being the person I want to be than it was to try and force myself to become who someone else wanted in any given situation.  I’m the girl who is going to say the wrong thing and do the wrong thing and totally make an idiot out of myself at times, but I’m also the girl who is caring, loving, and growing into a more mature person than I ever was before.  I like myself and with that in mind I head into a New Year knowing that there is nothing holding me back….
So bring it on 2011!

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