‘Ringing in the New Year’


On New Year’s Eve, I went to my future brother-in-law’s restaurant for dinner, with my sister, my brother, and my boyfriend. I spent my New Year’s Eve surrounded by amazing people, good wine, and delicious food.That dinner brought back my love for food. Lately I haven’t had a craving for anything, I’ve just eaten what’s been put in front of me, barely even thinking about the flavours. On New Year’s Eve I physically ENJOYED my food. My brother-in-law sent out 4 courses, PLUS dessert and I devoured as much as I could before I felt like my stomach was going to explode. Every dish sent out had a burst of flavours that exploded in my mouth, with each and every bite. I took my time and paid attention to every flavour and every ingredient that I could pick out.

Between each course I enjoyed chatting and laughing with my company. My siblings got to bond with my best friend, and we all spoke to each other with respect and love. Even on New Year’s Eve I  was determined to begin one of my resolutions. My brother and I got along very well and we talked to each other like adults, I didn’t realize I would be able to carry such a great conversation with my fourteen year old brother.The only thing that would have made my evening better was if my parents had come with us. They would have appreciated the food, the wine, and the endless conversation. Maybe next year we’ll spend it with the whole family – that would be wonderful.

On January 1st, I had the laziest day of my life! I watched the documentary 24/7 for about three hours and then for another three hours I watched reruns of The Game. Perhaps the best part of this day, was the person I got to spend it with. I got to ‘ring in the new year’ with someone I love and spent the whole day relaxing with him, laughing with him, just being me, just being us – together. Then we went to visit someone that is very special to him – well to both of us now – it was the perfect end to a great day. When I got home, I read a little bit, wrote a little bit, and then I edited my book for as long as I could. Before I went to bed, I couldn’t help thinking that I am one of the luckiest girls in the world.

Today, on the last day of the first weekend in 2011, I decided to edit my book, read a little bit, and spend time with my family. This afternoon, my sister and I went to Chapters (a.k.a one of my favourite places on earth!) and I bought something to help me with another one of my resolutions;

It’s just a start, but I am on track as far as my resolutions go – I just hope I keep it up. It’s going to be 363 days of hard work and dedication but I’ll give it everything I’ve got.

I hope that all of you were able to spend New Year’s with people that you love.
I hope that you learned something different and wonderful about them.
I hope you looked back at 2010 and appreciated all of the good things that came your way. I hope you are looking at 2011 with optimism and the knowledge that if you work hard enough – good things will come.
So here’s to 2011
– let’s make is the best year yet.

Love Always
Vanessa xo

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