As this month moves by at a rapid pace – when doesn’t December go by quickly? – I’ve realized that means we’ll be flipping the calendar to 2017 shortly.
Of course, that also means ringing in the New Year on December 31.
I know, for many people, that is a festive night full of food, friends, family cocktails, and whatever else. For many, it means standing outside for 10-plus hours in freezing weather to watch a ball drop in New York City.
For others, it means going to bed before midnight and not worrying about anything.
I’ve never been much of a New Year’s person. I don’t really enjoy going out with mobs of people to watch somebody get drunk and silly. I don’t find the enjoyment in bars or anything. I don’t have kids, so hanging out in that aspect obviously doesn’t mean much.
So, the annual quandary continues.
What to do on New Year’s Eve?
Every year ends up being somewhat the same. I’m usually home well before midnight and watch the ball drop via television. In year’s past, I’ve gone to the local “First Night” celebration to take in some music and fireworks and take photos. Alas, the event usually ends around 10:15 or so, which makes me wonder how much of a “First Night” it is being it can’t get out of the previous year.
There’s always a chance I do that, though, if not just to take some photos. We’ll see though.
In the end, I may just take the day to sit back with my feet up. Maybe I’ll take a stroll around town during the day, and then play a couple of solo board games and watch the ball drop on TV. It’s not the most exciting thing in the world, I know. But, it’s more comfortable than going out and having too many people all around.
What about you, though? What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? And what have you done in the past? Have you changed?