My only resolution for the year was to travel, and that's something that I'm still doing(and will hopefully continue to do)!
NYE2009 was terrible. I was in middle of a very damaging, and what now seems like a pointless, relationship. The party that was scheduled didn't take place as we'd expected. About 2 hours before midnight, there was a death in the host's family and we had to shift locations and were so busy finding another house and transporting the drinks and food there that we actually missed the clock striking midnight. Plus, the death of the relative (ailing grandmother in India) put a damper on everyone's spirits even though we didn't know her at all.
NYE2010 was a big party. We'd decided to host one at a hotel, hired the poolside area on the rooftop, decked the place up all nice, sent out invites, charged for entry.. complete club-scene! The party itself was a huge success, but I was in a terrible place in life. Above mentioned damaging relationship had ended, and badly at that. At the stroke of midnight I broke into tears and just stayed that way all through the first quarter of that year!
But 2010 was the year of healing for me. I'm over the relationship, done with it.
I'm still traveling, for which I'm thankful. I feel more mature, but I also feel more weighed down, by responsibilities (mainly bills. most of which are speeding fines. ok, not so mature :P)
I'm burnt-out at work though, and am passively looking for a change, and not liking any of the offers coming my way (obviously!). I'm constantly broke, and constantly worrying about being broke and how I'll be able to afford my next vacation.
So this year, my resolutions are a bit more sedate. (see, I knew there was a reason I felt mature!)
Resolution#1 Save money! Save enough money to have 6 months worth of salary in the bank account by my next birthday.
R#2 Move to another place. I hate the house I'm currently living in. Plus, I think the vibes are bad for me. I need to change.
How I'm going to achieve resolution #1 when I have to do resolution #2 is something I'm not thinking about right now! I know it's going to be challenging, but we'll see where it goes eh?!
#3 Work towards changing my career, start following my passion.
Again, how I'm going to achieve resolution #1 and #2 when I have to do resolution #3 is something I'm not thinking about right now! :P
#4 Fall in love.
I know #4 is not exactly something I can resolve to do, but I just want to put it out there to the Universe. What if something like what SRK says in that movie Om Shanti Om happens - Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho to puri qayanaat usey tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai.
I know it's taken from The Secret, but it sounds so much better in Hindi (urdu?)
And then, if it happens, I can say " Itni shidatt se main tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ki har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai"
And then you can say wah wah wah! *grin*
Anyway... that's my resolutions list! And it looks like the toughest one I've given myself yet! (even without me having to actively do anything about #4!)
I'm looking forward to new year's eve, and I'm looking forward to the new year.
It's been a difficult year, this 2010, but it's been good too.
So I'm thankful for the good that happened, and I'm hoping for the best for the future.
To hope, love and potfuls of gold! ;o)