I decided to start 2011 off on the right foot and went to a meeting this morning. You'll recall that I have been slacking in meeting attendance since I gave up my home group, and there's nothing like New Years to motivate you to temporarily do the right thing. I've gone to this particular meeting many times, but never felt like it could be my home group because it wasn't exactly like my old home group. Which is a pretty lame excuse, right? It's amazing how often I need to get the heck over myself.
Anyhoo, the meeting was really good. It was a bit like the gym after Near Year's. Lots of new faces, all with good intentions. I'd love to see them all again next week, but I know many will lose interest. I'm determined to keep with the Saturday meeting. I figure it can be my temporary home group until I find my 'real' one. (Said with full knowledge that it will likely become my real group, because I will never get around to following through on a thorough new home group meeting search.) (I know. I'm ridiculous.) (What's with all the parenthesis?) I chatted with a guy after the meeting and made a point to say, "See you next week." More for me, than for him, because I need to get myself there.
So we rang in the new year with friends last night, and toasted with sparkling cider at midnight. We joked this morning in the meeting about Amateur Night. None of us ever needed a holiday as an excuse to drink. Every night was New Year's for all we knew. A holiday wasn't any different than a Tuesday.
I have a food hangover today (I was powerless over the chocolate covered bacon that Tom made for the party), but otherwise am excited that it's a new year. I love a new fresh start. Happy New Year ya'll. :)