Friday, January 01, 2010

happy new year.

for the first time in my life, i worked on new year's eve. i've always had some sort of job since i was sixteen but i have never worked on a new year's eve. i usually hate new year's eve because everything about the celebratory process is dumb and annoying. i tend to just stay at home and avoid the drunken crowds and chaos in nyc. and good luck on getting home because finding a cab home is impossible since everyone is out.

suffice it to say before i started my shift last night, i was really dreading it. i had to work last night at my second job, which is just one day a week at a bar in the east village. the night was pretty uneventful except for when i had to tell two people they couldn't come in because they were already wasted---i held down my ground and was scared shitless but made it happen. anyway working at a nyc bar on new year's eve really made me realize how much i appreciate the night. i usually never go out on nye but i'm adamant on making next year's the best one i've ever had---no pressure though.

as for other goals i have for the new year (i refuse to call them resolutions because then i won't stick to them), i would like to accomplish the following:
  • for judy, stop leaving the toilet seat up
  • know that i am living up to my potential 100%
  • make better choices in life
  • know that what i want is what i should focus on and no bullshit will be tolerated
  • stop procrastinating on returning phone calls, emails, texts and any other correspondence
  • take risks in my love life (which i already have more than once in the past week!)
i also will not compromise when it comes to dating. either two people have a mutual desire to pursue something further or they don't---problem solved. i won't waste my time focusing on something that could be when i have a feeling from the get-go that it's not going to work out. living with that rule just simplifies so many things and allows me to have a different outlook on it all, i love it.

one last thing i'll mention about the night is that i was able to find a cab pretty fast after i finished work around 3am. actually getting a cab on nye in the east village really made me think and it gave me the hope that perhaps this new year and decade is going to be okay...

i hope everyone else had a great nye.


  1. Happy New Year !!!

    2010 New Year's Fireworks show

  2. a risk in love BUT

    make sure you are safe too.

    this time i stayed home too.
    i had a rough year. so i wanted to end it with something more basically boring and relaxing.

    it helps.

    and i bet you will have a better year head.

    and wish you the best !!!

    i am not leaving any tip for this.

  3. I'm rooting for you buddy!


  4. happy new year and good luck :-D

  5. Happy New Decade and Happy New You!!! Totally agree with you on your dating resolutions!

  6. Bravo! All are great resolutions, oops...I meant, goals. :-)