New Years Eve
I wake up hearing the noisy sounds of traffic. Leaping out of bed I drag myself to the kitchen and sit down before my laptop. I struggle with it for 25 minutes trying to get Wattpad to love me and load.
I look in my fridge and pantry deciding to eat some cornmeal porridge in respects of my Caribbean heritage.
30 minutes later
After making the porridge I start to eat. While doing this I listen to one of my audio-books. I like the smooth voice of the narrator. I could listen to it forever and ever.
I end up not eating but listening to the audiobook in a daydream trance. I hurriedly get up checking the time. I decide to get dressed, I pick out a pink turtleneck and super skinny jeans. Along with are a bunch of undergarments to keep me warm.
I am dressed but still feeling a bit drowsy. I start preparing to leave; packing a bag, turning off lights, plugging out chargers, irons, etc. By 11:00 am I am outside and walking to my scooter. I am still saving for a car, but this is alright.
30-40 minutes later 11:40 am
After reaching my mother's shop it is easy to see everyone got here before me. Although it is basically 12 am. There are about 15 customers and all stylists are there. I walk to the elevator. I take it to the 5th floor of her 15-floor business. I enter the office and greet everyone. I walk into my room and put my stuff down. My area is close to my Mother's so she can call me when she needs me. It is the second largest with hers being first. I take out a thermal bowl out of my bag that is full of porridge. I start eating not minding the busy environment around me. I am the accountant but I already reset the cash register and wrote down the amount of money last night. As far as I am concerned no one has finished a client and therefore I don't have to register any money yet. Unless someone wants to give up all of their life savings to the building.
I get a text from my boyfriend Asagai. "Hey, What's up Nov! Wanna come with me and some friends to Time Square? It wouldn't be the same without you." I gush thinking how I could have gotten such a caring boyfriend. I hope I have given enough clues to my age if not I am 15 turning 16 next year. I skipped a grade and will be 16 in the 12th Grade. I applied to a college that had a good psychology department. I hoped it would help me get a jump start in my career.
After texting Asagai for awhile I put my phone to charge. I text my friends about my plans for tonight asking if they wanna join. I then get up and head outside to book some appointments and check out some people. My friends say for my age it is surprising I have a job and with the amount of pay I get. I get a total of $20.00 an hour.
I save up towards college and getting a house. As of now, I have an apartment with my sister Pearl who is currently on a vacation in Vegas with her Spanish director boyfriend...
I clock out before everyone else because I have to meet Asagai and my friends at 9 pm. Not once did my mother come to see me. I wave bye to everyone and start to walk towards my scooter. I am so glad that I brought a scarf, and gloves because it has gotten extra chilly. Reaching my apartment, I open the front door and start up the stairs. Once reaching inside I immediately go into my room to find some clothes.
I hear a honking sound outside and panic. I slip on some white flats which complete my look. The dress code was blue jeans, white top. I am wearing blue jeggings, with a frilly top the starts just above my chest.
We reach a diner which is known for their delectable limited time new year dishes. Asagai, Venus, Ian, and I gobble down 8 dishes; some were shared others were not.
We visit a winery and try different wines. I warn Ian not to get drunk n samples or I will never let him live it down. Jokes are made and our laughter rings throughout the night.
By this time we have gone in and out of shops and start to make our way to the countdown area. I am so excited and any trace of tiredness has left my system. Asagai manages to get us a space up front and we browse on our phones and chat for the next couple of minutes.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Asagai turns me around and gives me a long sweet kiss. I smile brightly at him. Shortly after I get a call from my parents who tell me Happy New Year.
I reach home undress, shower and plop into bed.....What an eventful night...