Above are the set of people I celebrated New Years last night as opposed to this one.
Through the years I guess God has put me in different situations to see and understand the true meaning of things. Whether in lack, in abundance, He always gets me to a point of asking ” What do these things all mean?”. Last night as 2016 was drawing near its close, my galpal Jamie and I were spinning some serious yarns. I love how far I’ve grown ever since I’ve spread my wings and flew my lil self to New Zealand. From living on in the comfort of my childhood hometown ive become a person whos flexible, adaptable, and resilient to change. Before, the glitz, the glamour of new years is a must because it used to dictate how id feel towards the new year. Now, ive cone to learn that isnt. This year, I chose to strip the celebration to its bare essentials: pansit, chicken wings, and good company. This year Ive learned that its not how you spent New Years Eve that will ensure a prosperous NY but your disposition to what lies ahead whsn NY comes. Its what you have in you to face what is to come and that is whats important.
I reflect on how I celebrated the 1st minute of my 2017 last night~ and it was different from what I got used to. No lights, no audience, no sound, no extravagant parties, just me holding my mans hand as we jumped from our front porch at exactly 12:00am. It was a slightly superstious filipino tradition of ensuring growing taller the next year not that he’d need more height. This New years celebration I guess is indicative of what Id want to happen in 2017. New routines, new traditions, and welcoming new people in my life, and just embracing all the new. As we waved goodbye to our dear friends driving out of our rented garage pathway, I whispered to my man how it would feel if we were waving out to them at our own house when we get our own place. He smiled at me and said ” i know exactly what you mean’ as he landed a kiss on my forehead. My kiwiest new year has so much room to grow dont you think? So stoked for whats to cone. Clinking my cuppa to you. Cheers ♡