Sunday, 5 January 2014

ob-la-di ob-la-da

Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on
Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on

And if you want some fun
Take ob-la-di ob-la-da”

ob-la-di ob-la-da – The Beatles

I’m going to tell you a story. It’s the story of my New Year’s. I blogged last week about making New Year’s resolutions and I thought that was going to be my focus for the change into 2014, until I actually had my New Year’s trip away and realised what New Year was all about.

This group of people I went with had planned our trip to Coromandel for a good few months now, and it was all sorted – we were going to a friend’s beach house for a few days for a well deserved break after a year of hard work and studying, and were going to ring in the New Year’s at Fat Freddy’s Drop and it was all going to be a nice trip. But as soon as I got there I realised it was going to more than nice. It was going to be wonderful, amazing, even special. Yes, we were in a beautiful location and we had beautiful weather to match. We saw a great band on New Year’s Eve and it was a good way to start 2014. But I was lucky enough to spend the time with some amazing people.

What I not only saw, but also got to participate in, was people being at their best. We had a group of people who ranged from being a perfect couple to those who had never met before. There were people who only spend time together three times a year, and there are people who live together and interact every day. We had people from all different professions mixed in with people still studying. But it didn’t matter who you were or what you did or when you last saw each other, what mattered was having a good time with each other.

We split up from the trip about three days ago and we are back to how our lives are meant to go on, but for a few days we the fun together I think a lot of us needed. This blog is for those people. Here’s to drinking on the deck. Here’s to card games and beer pong. Here’s to singing ob-la-di ob-la-da loudly while playing one of the longest games of pass the heat. Here’s to ALL the different types of music, and here’s to the yarns and sharns. Here’s to the good guys who looked after those who drunk too much, and the good guys who realised they had to sleep in the lounge because their bedroom was being used. And here’s to escaping everyday life to ring in the New Year with some pretty special people.


1 comment:

  1. Another awesome blog, Renee. You are soooo CREATIVE. Love You.