Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Very quickly I'd like to tell you that I had a fantastic New Years. It actually felt like the holiday for the FIRST TIME! Woo! I got to get ready, all dressed up, helped a friend get ready, the usual. This was probably the best New Years I've ever had. I've learned something over time, don't get your hopes up for big events like New Years or your birthday because then they don't turn out the way you planned or pictured and you end up super upset. I've had that experience far too many times and this year, I wasn't expecting much from this New Years. It started with a little Korean BBQ and some drinks at our local fave, Geckos. Then we traveled to this 80's party and found that it was NOT our crowd or where we wanted to be (it wasn't a cool 80s party like you get at 80's night at Rumors back in Bham). So we ended up leaving there at about 11:15 with another place in mind hoping it wasn't too far and that there would be no line. Both were true and we had a BLAST the rest of the night. I witnessed the first snowfall of the year at approximately 5:15 am. My first meal of the year was KFC. It was an overall fantastic New Years Eve!

Last years resolutions consisted of 3 things:
1. Smiling more
2. Not letting other people affect my emotions or attitude
3. Getting to a foreign country.

The cool thing is that I think I accomplished all of those things. Sure there are always things to keep working on, but I'm especially proud of the third! I'M IN case you forgot :)

This year I didn't make any resolutions but I suppose I have stumbled upon a few:
1. Go to Thailand this year.
2. Prepare to go to Africa in the beginning of 2014 (financially and whatnot, that way it actually happens)
3. Learn Korean (I start classes on Monday).

Maybe I'll let you know if I think of any more, but for now, without really having thought too hard about it, that's what I want for me this year. Go get em!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you got to really celebrate the hold holidays finally. So glad! It is very different being away from home for the holidays. I've never travelled that far but do remember the first time I was "away" in Florida with Dad's family instead of mine. It was different. Your new year's resolutions sound like mine of younger years--especially Africa. Wish I'd done that. Still on my bucket list though! Anyway, happy new year! And so happy you are "safe" and back in South Korea. Funny didn't think I'd be saying that but after hearing about the Phillipines, sounds like South Korea is the safer place to be. Love you! Happy New Year! Good luck with the language class.