5 days later since the new year, I have finally gotten a chance to post about it. So, here goes: Most people would have done crazy things on the eve of New Year’s. I chose to opposite. I don’t know why, but doing the opposite of what 90% of the population would do is more of my thing. I believe that the 90% of the population decided to watch the fireworks at the Sky City Tower for the New Year’s countdown. 10% stayed at home, probably 9% from that partied while the last percent stayed alone. I was part of the one percent who stayed alone at home. Okay, not completely alone. I was Skyping the boyfriend.
This was my first time celebrating the New Year away from the family and at a different city. As much as it’s exciting to do crazy things (since the ‘rents wouldn’t even know), the idea of being in the city at midnight with thousands of people doing exactly the same thing wasn’t very appealing. Especially since I don’t drive so going home would be a bitch. I wanted to spend the countdown with my boyfriend since it is our first time spending it together. I cooked my meal, I had a few drinks, it was perfect. ‘Til I lived through the first day of the year.
I woke up earlier than expected, but I couldn’t go back to sleep anymore. So I prepared for work instead. Yes, I worked on the first day of 2013. 2 hours before work, I was feeling tired so I had a nap. Thankfully I woke up, but I was completely mind blanked that I felt as if I was forgetting something. Brushing it off, I went to the bus stop to get the next one to work. As I was at the stop, I remembered I forgot my money at home. I couldn’t go back because I would be left behind by the bus and I can’t because I’d be late. Gladly I have coins in my bag enough to get me to work and back home.
Went to work all fine and ready to do the job only to go through the entire shift bored and sleepy. It was an 8 hour shift with probably 10 customers that day. I finished everything I had to do and we basically just have to wait to close. We didn’t get much people ’til about an hour before closing. Anyway, my workmate and I finished just on time. I was so happy because I get to go home, until I got to my stop.
I completely forgot buses operate on public holiday timetables and my bus only operates until 6 in the afternoon during holidays. I was stuck in the city hungry and tired. I called my friend who lives nearby and asked if I could crash. It was late, but I was glad she woke up to my phone call. I called my boyfriend to feel less alone and stayed on the phone with him until later.
It was a series of unfortunate events on the first day of the year, but those were events I’m thankful for. It was my own version of crazy new year’s celebration but it gave me the chance to be thankful that I can survive on those kinds of days, that there’s a friend to the rescue always, and that I have a boyfriend who makes me laugh when the universe is giving me crap.
So here’s to a brand new year. A new life: independent, and of course, in love.
Thanks to Auckland Daily Photo for Starbucks K’Road and Fox Crawl for the Auckland in 2013 photos