i opted for something simple. a eucalyptus, juniper berry and frankincense bath made to clear out the body and the mind of negativity, phlegm and promote clarity and truth. afterwards I moxa'd having forgotten on the new moon and set some intentions for some physical improvements. Most specifically to start a food sadhana which isnt so much a diet, but a lifestyle. I can eat whatever I want, as long as it is prepared humanely, organically and without fear or chemicals. I journaled about what i wanted to manifest in my life this year, and kept a little bit of paper to write down the things i was ready to say good bye too.
right before midnight i headed down to my street, put the pieces of paper in a tin and burned them up as a symbol of moving forward in my life. then, in unusually warm weather, walked into my park and saw some beautiful fireworks set off for a brooklyn party in the grand army plaza.
my man got home not long after i walked back from the park and we toasted and kissed like a cute couple should, and then i went off to bed relaxed and rejuvenated. it was a far cry from my usual new years shenanigans but i already decided i would be happy doing it all over again next year.