The “New Year’s Eve” precedent…

Does how your new year begin set the tone for how your whole year is going to go? I actually thought of this on New Years Eve just a few days ago. Just look at how the last few years have gone for me.

2008 ~ Rang in the new year with my roomie at the time. Had a fun evening.

Good year, filled with friends that supported me in my weight loss journey as I reached my goal.

2009 ~ Rang in the new year alone from what I remember. Not sure why, but know that I was watching movies. Roomie may have been there… but had just announced a couple days earlier that she would be moving to Texas. Sad. Got lots of text messages from my “Weight Watchers” friends around the country… and was frustrated at them because they came at all hours thereby waking me up. {Not good for a girl who loves her sleep.}

The year was filled with people leaving me. Not only with roomie going to live in another state – but also with the “Weight Watchers” friends making choices to alienate me and hurt my feelings. Sad about the friendships lost this year.

2010 ~ Traveled to Albuquerque to spend time with friends and see the area. Loved the traveling & seeing the area – and made some friends while I was out there as well.

Loved how this year turned out… filled with lots of travel & making new friends… and just overall a really social year. So much fun.

2011 ~ Prepared for ringing in the New Year with a friend by seeing a movie (How Do You Know)… left feeling a little odd about the movie… went home for a low-key quiet evening by myself to recover from the sickies that had plagued my life the 48 hours prior to that. Watched a rented movie (Going the Distance)… and rang in the new year on twitter. Then went to bed a bit after that.

Based on years past, I’ll be sick at home – by myself – watching movies (either with friends or by myself) and chatting on twitter the entire year. Or at least a good part of it.

But that’s not how I want my year to go. I want to be active and out with friends. I want to explore what my life is about… and find something new that I love – or someone new to love. I want to see things I’ve never seen and *gasp* taste things I’ve never tasted. (This coming from a girl that doesn’t like to try new foods. Ahem.)

I know that I’ll be  traveling to places that I’ve not been… or been to for a while. Blissdom is already on my agenda for this month and hopefully Bloggy Boot Camp in Chicago will work out for me to attend as well. But I’m hoping to conquer the world with my traveling as well. I just want to see more of it. And like everyone says… NOW is the time.

I’ve got big things planned for the year… and while I may spend a night or two (or dozen) at home by myself watching movies… know that it’s because I *chose* to do that – because everyone deserves a low key evening once in a while.

Just not every day.

And next New Years? I better be out, about and having a grand ole time!

Oh and the chatting on twitter the entire year part. Yeah, that’s probably true.

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This post is part of Mama Kat’s Writer’s workshop:
5.) If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?

Mama's Losin' It

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