🌟🌿🍉🍊🍓🍆 Let’s make this New Year about abundance, health, becoming our BEST selves & bringing some more colour into our own lives, and the lives of those around us!
I honestly can’t believe how quickly this year’s gone by. It’s been a particularly tough one for me and I just wanted to take this time to thank all of my family, friends + each one of YOU for your endless support, love and inspiration. I am so lucky to have you all in my life.
I’m not a big believer in New Years resolutions because, to me, the right time to start something is always right now. But I’m setting some intentions for 2017: To put more energy into positive thoughts, self growth and self love, as well as my health, strength and fitness. And most of all, focus on living in the NOW. I’m excited about all the new opportunities & adventures that 2017 holds.
I thought this little quote summed up my thoughts perfectly ~ ‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.'✨✨ I’d love to hear what you’re focusing on this next year? Here’s to making this next year the best yet. Let’s FLOURISH💛 xx
“Y/N you made it!” Jackson shouted happily, pulling you into a bear hug as you let out a small laugh.
“Easy there, I still need to breathe,” you commented as you were crushed in his arms. He let out a loud laugh and you could tell that the drinks had already been flowing for quite some time.
Jackson pushed you into the living room and shouted at your friends that you were here. Most of them let out a small cheer before clinking glasses and drinking. You laughed at the site and walked over to the kitchen to fill yourself a drink.
“Looks like you made it after all,” a voice said behind you as you were filling your cup with punch. You turned around and saw your crush, Jaebum, standing close behind you. You shot him a smile and laughed nervously.
“Yea, I had to finish up some stuff for work,” you explained, moving over slightly so that he could refill his cup as well. “You think they’d cut us some slack on New Years Eve, but I guess not,” you said, taking a sip of your drink and immediately feeling the warmth spread through your body.
Jaebum gave you a small smile and lifted up his cup a bit before drinking.
“Well at least you could come. It would’ve been boring without you,” he said, shooting you his famous smirk. You nearly choked on your drink as you nodded and avoided his eyes.
“Nah, you would’ve had fun even if I wasn’t here,” you said, waving him off and looking at your feet as your cheeks began to heat up. You suspected that it wasn’t just the effect of the alcohol, but also the effect of the handsome man leaning against the counter next to you.
“Oh come on, we’re always the ones that have the most fun at these things. Everyone else barely remembers half of them,” Jaebum added, nodding to the other side of the room where BamBam and Yugyeom were playing beer pong with far too much excitement. As soon as one of them would make it into the cup, they would scream and hug each other viciously.
You let out a small laugh as you nodded and looked around the room. These were all people that you had known since you’d come to university, and you were so happy to have them as your friends.
All except Jaebum of course.
You knew from the moment you met him that you liked him more than a friend, but you could never tell if he felt the same way. He was always smirking at you or flirting with you, but they were never any more than passing glances or actions. And besides, he was that way with everyone, so why were you any different? It was because of those thoughts that you decided to keep your little crush a secret.
You spent the next hour mingling with people and making small talk, all while stealing glances of Jaebum. Whenever he would turn towards you and accidentally make eye contact, you would immediately sip on your drink. Needless to say, you were definitely ‘feeling it’ at this point.
“Guys, guys!! It’s almost time! Come on!!” Jackson shouted as he turned off the music. Everyone cheered as they went out on the balcony that overlooked the city. You found yourself off to the side and were about to look for your friend when you felt someone squeeze in next to you. You looked up at Jaebum and your heart began to race as you felt him put his arm around your shoulder.
“You ready?” Jaebum asked, giving you a smirk once more. You gave him a questioning look and tilted your head curiously.
“You mean for the new year?” you asked.
Jaebum let out a small chuckle and said ‘sure’ which only made you more confused.
You looked around and noticed that most of your friends were sitting with their significant others.
Well that made sense, right?
Because you were supposed to kiss someone at midnight
There’s no way Jaebum…
Would ask if you were ready…
If he didn’t want to…
You jumped a bit at the fireworks, but then grinned as they lit up the sky. You were about to begin cheering when you felt Jaebum pull you towards him. You instinctively looked up and when your eyes met, it was impossible for you to look away. He took off his scarf and wrapped it around your neck as well, pulling you even closer into him and making your heart skip a beat.
Without warning, he brought his lips down onto yours, surprising you as your eyes widened in shock. You heard cheers and hoots coming from around you, but they were slowly becoming a distant background noise. You slowly closed your eyes as you brought your arms around Jaebum’s neck and melted into the kiss. Time seemed to fade away completely in his arms, and when he pulled away, it was only to say one thing.
Watching a movie isn’t an activity that most Americans associate with New Year’s Eve celebrations, but one short film is a staple of a German New Year’s. Dinner For One, an 18 minute black-and-white film, was released in 1963 featuring British comedians Freddie Frinton and May Warder. The plot revolves around the 90th birthday of an upper-class Englishwoman who hosts a celebration dinner every year for her friends. The problem is that she has actually outlived those friends. As such, her butler James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the guests in turn–including consuming that guest’s share of alcohol.
It has been estimated that nearly half the German population watches this film to mark the New Year. Is this classic film part of your New Year’s plans?
assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened
fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations
Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others in what the
province’s governor described as a terror attack.
Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon,
killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and
firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried
out the attack. “Unfortunately (he) rained bullets in a very cruel
and merciless way on innocent people who were there to celebrate New
Year’s and have fun,” Sahin told reporters. (AP)
(Photos: IHA via AP, Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images, AP)