I’ve been asked a couple of times today, if I have plans for this evening. My answer to this is a horrified no. I am to old for the ‘It’s NYE, I must do something and not be alone, it’s the best time of the year’ madness that seizes people on 31st December.
However, it did occur to me that I do have plans. With myself.
This is the plan. See L & H and wish them happy birthday. Go home. Potter about a bit, change bed, eat steak, drink champagne, change into my new jammies (thanks Ma!) listen to the radio, maybe watch a movie, drink some more champagne, read a bit, wait until midnight to see if neighbours are going to set their garden on fire with a candle lantern thingamebob for the 3rd year in a row. Go to bed in the nice clean bed.
There is nothing worse than sitting indoors, alone when you want to be out and with other people. However and without being melodramatic about it, there are about 10 people in the world that I could happily spend NYE with but I either see them on New Years Day (Ma!) or they all have partners and I’m allergic to being a gooseberry on NYE, that is depressing, I start missing Stef and generally being ‘why am I alone’ about my life and I refuse to spend the last hours of the old year and the first hours of the new being miserable about my life, because my life is good.
So I stay at home and spend quality time with myself and laugh at the neighbours setting fire to things. I feel that it’s a positive choice and it suits my introverted ways…
So folks, what are your plans? Allergic to the parties or spending NYE partying like you just don’t care?