New Year’s Eve is so over-rated. Five real tips to help usher in the New Year.
New Years Eve has never been my thing. When I was a child, my parents used to ditch me and my sisters with an older lady babysitter while they went to parties and football games. As a teenager, my first “real” boyfriend chose New Years Eve to ditch me. And while my adult New Years Eves haven’t been as traumatic, they haven’t been very spectacular either. A few parties here and there but more times just staying home battling to stay awake with Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.
This year probably won’t be much different. We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with our children and grandchildren, so it will be just me and my husband for New Years Eve. And that’s really OK by me. We don’t have to worry about being out late, trying to get home while worrying about dodging crude revelers and/or drunk drivers. Home with those I love is the best place to be to usher in the New Year.
As we watch the Cotton Bowl, eat snacks, and try to stay awake until midnight with Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest, I will also have some time to reflect and look ahead. Reflecting that 2015 was full of some amazing opportunities…and ended with some difficult challenges. How can I turn it around to start 2016 on better footing? By applying what I learned from my grandsons during the Christmas holiday:
Allow The Force to mold me into something bigger than myself.
It’s OK to take time to relax and let it all hang out.
Keep moving forward even though sometimes I might need someone to hold my hand — and even give me a lift.
When all is said and done, FAMILY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST.
Great tips from two of my most favorite people for this New Years Eve.
2016 — Bring it on!!