NYE 2013: A Simple AffairPosted: January 2, 2013
Welcome back to real life!! After two weeks of holiday festivities, I’m sort of glad to be back on a normal schedule. (Although, I really could get used to this whole three days on, four days off work week thing…) Between recapping 2012 and forecasting for 2013, I haven’t really had a chance to catch up on the past couple days, so here we go!
On New Year’s Eve morning, I made a trip to Trader Joe’s with my mom, and then my cousin and I hit the gym, where I did this chest and bicep workout, plus a quick 20 minute run on the treadmill. I know I’ve said this before, but being in a real gym seriously seems to make me work so. much. harder. I love it. I’m still sore!
After the gym, I had to take care of a very annoying car issue that ended up costing me an unexpected $250. UGH! The snow got up under the “belly plate” (the plastic covering that protects the underside of your car) and ripped it right off. Not cool. Nothing like 2012 going out with a bang… to my wallet!
Once I got home, things starting looking up, starting with my mom’s homemade chili. It was the perfect meal on a freezing cold day!
Another thing that warmed me right up? Revisiting this old People article on the Sexiest Man Alive.
I put out a call on Instagram (@megduv) asking if it was socially acceptable for a 24-year old to hang posters of hot guys on her bedroom wall, and judging by the positive response, it looks like there might be some new Channing wallpaper in my future.
My mom and I relaxed at home for the rest of the day, snacking on TJ’s spinach-artichoke dip…
making a TJ’s whole wheat pizza topped with red peppers and spinach (plus salad) for dinner…
and watching Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve on TV.
It may not have been the fanciest New Year’s Eve ever, but I was totally content just being low-key, spending the day with the people I love, and enjoying the time off without trying to make it something crazy special, and it turned out to be one of the best years I’ve had in a while. Maybe I’ve just been spending it with the wrong people or doing the wrong things in the past, but I feel like all the build up can sometimes lead to a letdown, and I was glad to see that that was not the case this year at all.
I hope you all enjoyed your celebrations as well – whether they were simple or flashy – and I hope you’re all ready to tackle 2013! Here’s to the new year!!
How did you celebrate NYE this year?
Do you prefer big celebrations or low-key relaxation? I could go both ways, but this year’s holiday was just what I needed right now!