Wow. It has been a while, huh?
Where have you been?? Seriously, where have I been?
My last post was December 15 of last year, the day before my birthday. If I can remember well, I painstakingly wrote that post using my iPhone because for reasons I can’t explain, my laptop stopped being compatible with WordPress.
And then I became busy after that. My birthday celebration/s, Christmas reunions, you name it. That was how my December went.
Oh, yeah, and the world didn’t end last December 21.
And then it was January. New month, new year.
For some reason, January seemed to have breezed by, as well. Maybe it was because I spent the first part of the month nursing a hangover from all the reunions I hosted in December. Call it hangover or withdrawal symptoms, I really don’t know. On the second weekend of January, I offered to host another reunion — this time with my high school buddies… I guess I really haven’t turned off my Giada de Laurentiis mode then.
Friends Make the World a Better Place
So there we were — all four of us… chatting our hearts away from 8:00pm ’til 4:30 the following morning. We had so many things to catch up on since we haven’t seen each other in ages. Save for a quick hi-hello when we bump into each other in the mall, we haven’t really sat down to talk about stuff for quite a while.
These were my high school friends. The three people who know me inside and out. The ones who grew up with me… who laughed and cried with me, fought with me and for me, got silly with me… the ones who hated the people I hated and who accepted and stood by me even when I wasn’t being wise. They know my deepest and darkest secrets — and I know theirs.
One thing really nice about having old friends is that regardless of how old you may be, you still see each other as the little — or young– girls that you used to be. I am always, ALWAYS my young self when I am with them. We still giggle like little girls. Somehow I am transformed into the 14 year old girl that I once was.
Time just flies when you’re chatting with girlfriends… whether you are discussing something profound or something really shallow. Topics shift from family matters (profound) to old boyfriends (shallow)… And you just laugh and laugh until your belly hurts, yet you still laugh some more.
Everything’s just nice.
Hurray for the New Year
I was planning to list down my resolutions for the year, but, haha, it’s already February yet I haven’t even come up with any.
Offhand, these are what I can think of:
- Make time for friends — both old and new
- Take care of my health
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
- Stay away from toxic people and situations
- Whine less or not at all
- Blog more
- Not be afraid to try new things, see new places, meet new people
- Choose to be nice. All the time.
- Go after a dream.
- Be thankful every morning that I wake up
This is going to be an exciting year. I can just feel it!
‘girlfriends’ photo via google image