For those that like a reason to celebrate and enjoy gathering with friends and strangers, then this is not for you. But for those of us who prefer a quiet evening at home, prefer our PJs to party clothes, and a warm drink instead of bubbly, then I just want to say ‘you are not alone’.
Although I enjoy the festivities of Christmas day, the gifts, the food, and a day with family (I have a relatively small family), I would prefer to skip the 31st. Everywhere I look there are expectations of party plans and the excitement of midnight as if something magical happens at that very moment. And I won’t even get started on resolutions!
It triggers my anxiety to even think of going out and being expected to stay until after midnight. Not that I am a total party pooper, I have some great memories of partying, I just never really want to go to a party, but I the few times I have gone, I am usually glad I did. Anyway, that is not my point. My point is to say ‘if you want to stay home in your PJs, drink a hot beverage and go to bed whenever you feel like, you are not alone!
Enjoy the last day and night of 2017 however YOU like, I plan to!