Happy New Year lovelies,
I hope you had amazing holiday time with your family and friends. This is the time when people usually start thinking about their new year's goals __ what they are going to achieve or change about their life. Well, I'm going to talk about the habits that I left back in 2016 so I don't have to worry about that in 2017 anymore, and why this New Year's Eve was different from any others.
First of all, let me tell you, New Year's Eve has been my absolute favorite holiday among many others we used to celebrate back home. I belived in Santa until I was probably 10 years old. I knew, that every year, first morning of January, there would be a present from "santa" under my pillow.
Then, I grew up and joined adult New Year's Eve celebration, my mom would cook holiday food specialties, at least 10 different dishes and of course, she had to bake 4-5 different cakes. At around 11:30 PM she would start making our most favorite New Year's Eve sweet specialty __ Gozinaki (with walnut, cut in tiny pieces and special type of honey) and at 12 o'clock it would start fireworks (my favorite part about it, after Gozinaki LoL).
It was like unwritten rule that everyone had to meet New Year at home and only after that, they could visit friends or relatives. Meeting a New Year in the streets or some other places was kinda shame those days, because New Year's Eve was all about family. After 12 our relatives and friends would start coming over to celebrate New Year __ it was amazing time. Unfortunately, it's not the same here in USA.
I don't remember I've ever celebrated New Year without a glass of Champaign until this year. Unfortunatly, I couldn't handle alcohol this year, because I was not feeling well. What happened is that I used to smoke and also, I used to drink espresso type of strong coffee with big mugs (?!) from morning to night, I can say, I was coffee addict. Because of that, I started feeling chest pain, sometimes in the middle of the night, so one month ago, I decided to quit smoking, and I really did, and I'm very proud of myself because it's not that easy to quit. And, day before New Year's Eve, I stopped drinking coffee. This was also very difficult for me because I was absolutely addicted to it.
Since then, my chest stopped bothering me and that encouraged me to start healthier lifestyle, which basically meant to start working out just like I used to. (I don't eat fast food and I don't drink any soda, so I don't have to worry about that). So I'm very excited about 2017 .
Did you leave any bad habits in 2016 ? Let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful first week of 2017.