December 31, 2014
One thing that has always baffled me is people who cry on New Year’s Eve. I bloody love New Year’s Eve, and not just because it’s one big party, my reasons run so much deeper than everyone drinking too much bubbly and singing in sync.
So while those around me are blubbing their way through Auld Lang Syne, don’t expect to see so much as a single tear escape my eye. I’ll be too busy swinging from the chandelier with excitement – because bursting into the new year on a wrecking ball is such a 2013 thing to say.
Here are five reasons why I love NYE – and why you should too.
It’s a do-over
As 31 Dec transitions into 1 Jan, nothing actually changes but the time and the date. It’s a mere second that separates the two, and yet when the clock strikes midnight, I breathe a huge sigh of relief; the year is over, all the mistakes I’ve made are behind me (and believe me, I’ve mad a lot – you can read about them here), I get to start again. It’s a new beginning. The chance to start the year again, but do it right this time. Forgive and forget. Let go of old grudges. Leave the bad stuff in the previous year and make the new one even better, and even if 2015 ends up being exactly the same as 2014, it doesn’t matter. Come NYE 2015, you get to start again – again.
The diet starts tomorrow
Make the most of eating and drinking on NYE, because the diet starts tomorrow. Whether you decide on a New Year’s Resolution (I will not eat chocolate, I will not use Tinder, I will not flirt with my boss, etc.) or 1 Jan just feels like a good time to start a new regime, it just means you get to (sometimes literally) go HAM on NYE. Feel smug about your ‘new year, new me’ mantra while you can, as old habits die hard and most will be back to eating crap, drinking too much and twirling their hair at their boss within a matter of days. Still, you tried.
C U Next… Year
Christmas may be over, but Banter Claus is coming to town. NYE turns everyone into comedians. It’s a fact. From those hilarious ‘see you next year’ remarks to that inevitable, terrible Alzheimer’s/Easter joke you just know some joker is going to send you. It doesn’t just turn people into comedians, it turns them into worriers. I mean, God forbid you don’t wish every single person a happy NYE – but the networks! Every year I get so many messages during the day saying: ‘wishing you a Happy NYE now, because the networks will jam at midnight’. People even post statuses saying the same. Guys, it’s 2015. We’re not talking about carrier pigeons crashing head-on in mid-air. Technology can cope, and even if it can’t, it’s OK. Don’t panic. Be cool.
I frigging love any occasion where I get to kiss people. What more do I need to say? It’s the one time of the year where everyone is supposed to kiss everyone and that’s awesome. Find a party populated with handsome men and sweep on some fancy-flavoured lip balm while everyone counts down to midnight. Then pucker up and peck your lips off. Because it’s tradition.
2015 – specifically – is going to be awesome
I believe that 2015 is going to be an awesome year for everyone, based on entertainment alone. From Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens to The Hateful Eight, Birdman to Inside Out, there’s something for everyone movie-wise. Top TV is coming our way in the form of Game of Thrones, Girls and House of Cards, games we’re looking forward to include Arkham Night and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and our musical event of the year will no doubt be the wonderful combination of Queen with Adam Lambert. Movie fans rejoice, because 2015 will finally be the year ‘Back to the Future Day’ is a thing, and is correct, as 21 October 2015 is the date Marty and Doc travel to in Back to the Future 2.
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