Due to Vietnam trip, host disappearance and Christmas hype I’ve missed out on 6 or 7 “Things I Love” weekly posts and I think it’s time I get back to it. Trust me, I’ve been doing them mentally when my laptop was not within reach! So here are the things I’ve loved during the past week!
2009! I’m am really excited about this year! I have so many things planned and so many things not planned and after being in a hole for most of 2008; I just want to explode! I’m just delirious with what the year brings after such a fun 1st of January.
My cousins: I don’t see them often because we live on opposite sides of the city and have our own lives to live but I always enjoy seeing and catching up with them. They are like my sisters and brothers.
Changing patterns: I’ve never mentioned it much but my relationship with my parents is not so sweet. I’ve decided maybe I should take some responsibility in changing how things go on between us. I can’t change my parents, but I can change me. I can choose to react and fall into the same patterns or avoid it. There’s a lot of work to do, but I think it is much better than having fights over every petty thing, and it makes me feel better.
Italy: I seriously can’t stop dreaming about it! Getting the paperwork done was a huge hassle, because I was in Vietnam when suddenly all these urgent emails came in about deposits, insurance & accomodation which freaked me out. But now I have most of the paperwork & payments settled and I simply cannot wait! My first trip overseas alone… and it’s Italy! Itaalllyyyyy!
Other lovely things: gifts from Germany; emails from New York; cute cherry tattoos; roast lamb; pretending to smell & taste wine properly; welcome home text messages; Lady Gaga!; quotes from Perfect Girls & Starving Daughters by Courtney Martin- I want this book!; having presents bigger than the Christmas tree; 9 hour shopping blitz; Taylor Swift & her sweet love songs; trying on huge pumps; being complimented on my hair by girls & questioned by boys, hahaha; catching someone staring at me; Grill’d burgers; singing loud & proud; sitting in the car at midnight laughing & listening to music; my Banglez sandals; hugs; getting to know someone and screaming “Happy New Year” out of a car!