Every year I try to do something different in the crazy hope that the year will turn out great just by doing New Years Eve in a different way. I figured if one way created a shitty year maybe another way would create a great year. So far I have tried
Going to a big party
Going to a really small party
Staying home by myself
Staying home with others
Going to fireworks on the beach
Going to dinner then to the drive-in
Going on holiday with the family (to several different places)
Watching fireworks from a lookout
Going to a fancy dress party
Going to a party on a farm
Babysitting my nieces
Travelling on a bus
And many variations of these themes
I have made no secret about disliking the place where I live. I wish I were in the financial position to move back where I used to live 15 years ago. So this year I drove there. It was a 9 hour drive but I thought that maybe it would be a good omen for 2010 if I were not in this state as I counted in the New Year.
I had a lot of fun but it didn't work, and neither did any of the others. It's only the second day and I've had some troubles already. I need new tyres and a new muffler and some other stuff happened but I don't want to complain about it. I'm just going to hope that 2010 got all the crap out of the way in the first two days so that the rest of the year is free and easy.....well I can dream can't I?
I hope you all had a great New Year's and I hope that 2010 is already everything you ever dreamed of. And if anyone knows of something I haven't done already, please let me know by the end of the year :) Happy New Year!
P.S I've been reading blogs in Google Reader and have just realised that some people's blogs that I follow don't show up in Google Reader for some reason. If anyone can shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.
15. Driving long distances on open roads
16. Beautiful clear beaches with limited seaweed
17. Highpoint shopping centre
19. Heated pools
20. Big M
21. Hot chips with chicken salt
22. Beautiful views
24. 4 lane Freeways
26. Watching my kids open their Christmas presents
27. A fresh new year to start over
17. Being scratched on the nose by cats
My happy list has now overtaken my hate list. Maybe it will be a good year after all :)