Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Decade Already?

I wrote a review of 2009 but then I thought I shouldn't post it. I think I should leave the year behind. I overall don't like 2009 but I have to give it some credit! I reunited with family, I am a graduate student. Ups and downs with boyfriend.

Mohammed, Menna, Sondos and Wessam started their own blogs.
I met GREAT bloggers!

I got paid for the first time in my life. I embraced my red heels. My cousin got engaged and the other one is almost married. I cut all my hair off. And I stopped dying it so you can see all the greyness. I acquired some really bad habits (especially being the health freak I am) I stopped working out.

Resolutions? I want to spend more time around older people, and younger people. I want to try new things, and stumble and fall and learn (inspired by the younger) and I want to learn from what other people have gone through (older people)

I want to travel. And I want to explore my beautiful country.

I still catch myself saying "when I grow up" I just did that now..I was telling my brother "when I grow up, I'll take you to Switzerland" he said "when's that going to be?" In a witty, sarcastic tone.

I am not sure when it is that I want to get married, I know this is a matter of fate and all that.

I still cry when I think of my grandfather. I rarely ever watch television anymore and I am not as addicted to the internet..but I am addicted to farmville! I have attended great concerts in 2009 and I am intending on attending more.

I will explore the world more now. And I will remember that you are only blind to things if you chose not to see them with your heart. I will write more. And I will believe in myself more. I will leave my cloud and come back to earth every now and then. I will take better photos! Thank you camera for being a good one!

You know what? My dad GROUNDED me yesterday and took my sim card away. Now seriously...I'll just let him exercise some power on me. I know it will pay off later on...Even though I wanted to shout "I am twenty-freaking-two, I shouldn't be even living with you!!" I just looked at him, calm and composed "okay...yes...ok, here's my phone." I know, I know..I am looking at the bright side of things..

I hope you all have a great new year, and if you are intending on drinking, don't drive PLEASE! And don't text or call any exes. Drink enough water when you go back home. Or on the 1st. If you are staying in (like yours truly!) suggest some movies?


Sarah C said...

great new year's post, sara - i'm all about looking forward rather than looking back.

happy new year! may it be all you hoped it be!

Betty said...

You will do all these things next year, explore, travel, experience and learn, because that's what your hart desires. And you have to trust me on this as I am one of those older people you mention in your post so I know these things, ok? :)

Have a brilliant 2010 and enjoy every minute of it.

Auntie Sondos said...

I found that a bit cheerful. Not as cheerful as it should've been but cheerful all the same.
I don't think you'll ever grow up. It's your thing- a 16 year old in a 23year old's body? I don't know. How old do you think you really are?

And oh btw, I started my blog in 2008 but went into a 9 mnth depression or so. From sept 08 till april 09 :)

Thanks for caring. Have a brilliant year.

Ah Ah, almost forgot. Watch Garden State and then thank me later.

Maria-Thérèse said...

I'm staying home because I'm not feeling well.

Movie tip: The Proposal (Sandra Bullock). Hilarious!

Randi Lee said...

Oh, I agree with Maria, The Proposal is cute! And I think it's cute that your dad grounded you. haha.

2009 was a hard one, but I think 2010 looks brighter for all of us! :-) Let's make it a great year! I can't think of a better way to bring it in than relaxing at home... especially after a long day of work. It's perfect.

Wessam said...

Haha! You actually reminded me that my blogoversary is pretty soon!

You'll be f-hine!

Feels cool to say 2010 eh?

Make it cool then :)

Nitin said...

hehe.. i have broken all the rules already.. :P.. drinking tea and driving.. so happy new year.. may all your dreams come true.. and may you get everything you ever wished for and new ambitions.. :).. have a great time for the next year and for years to come..

Red Boots said...

Happy new year Sara! I know 2009 hasn't been your year, but when you look at there have been plenty of positive things that have happened to you. And maybe the negative things that have happened have made you a more stronger, better person? So hopefully there have been positives in the negatives.


Mandy said...

Thank you for visiting, and this is inspirational itself. I love a brand new year! Be safe!

molly YEH! said...

hahah i love your advice about not calling or texting any exes! amen for that.
happy new year!

Mary Grace said...

Lovely post! I also can't wait to bid farewell to 2009. And I got grounded too this month. And my parents never grounded me before, literally. My laptop got taken away, sitting in the master's bedroom for like about 2 days but it felt like forever.

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Happy New Year sweets :) Hope you have a great one.

I loved this post, as always :)

Manju said...

oooohhhh so you got a pair of red heel huh :D
happy new year sara darling! <3
i hope 2010 is all that you're expecting for and even more :)

Haddock said...

Yes let the bygone years be.

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