“So, what are your plans for New Year’s Eve?” – I feel like everyone is asking me this as soon as December sneaks around the corner. “Hmmm, not really sure” is my typical reply continued by “How about you?”. I try to make people talk about their plans to avoid explaining why I don’t have any on my own. Not at the beginning of December, and usually not even a few days before the New Year comes. That is because I’m not that hyped about this celebration, at least not in a party kind of way. I might be missing some chemicals in my brain, but I just don’t feel the euphoria about New Year’s Eve.
It probably started when I was little. Me, my mom and my dad all celebrate our birthdays in November and December (and somehow I always had lots of scorpio friends), so there were presents and cakes and lots of excitement in this period. Maybe that made the new year mood a bit less special for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being free from school, but Christmas was the one I saved all of my celebratory mood for. I am Orthodox and celebrate Christmas on 7th of January, and as that falls after the new year has arrived I tend not to care much for the change in the calendar. When I was a teen I loved celebrating and partying with my friends, but I can honestly tell you that I prefer to chill on that big night. I understand people getting excited about it and planing what to do/wear/cook for their celebration. I will probably put on a nice dress too (because I was never the one to waste an opportunity to dress nicely) and prepare something delicious that I don’t eat every day. I use any opportunity like birthdays and holidays to treat myself like that. But when it comes to big parties and spending lots of money on that night – I’ll skip it. Staying cozy at home is just more of my thing. After I make the food and put that dress on I just have to make sure that I spend the night with someone I love. And send lots of love to the dear ones that live far away. Sharing that love and best wishes with great people is the magic of New Year’s Eve for me.
Tell me about you. What makes your NY evening special? Do you like to celebrate big or stay at home like me? What are your plans this year? Whatever you decide to do have a wonderful evening and stay safe. And us girls from TSD wish you an amazing 2016 filled with love, laughter and happiness. HAPPY 2016!