There’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I’ve written about it every year and even have a tag on the blog dedicated to NYE. I’ll keep it short and sweet this year.
I will never understand why people don’t like NYE. I feel like NYE gets a slighted hand – with all the craziness of Thanksgiving and Christmas, everyone feels like New Year’s Eve is just one more thing on the holiday schedule that has to be planned to the max. It’s almost as if people feel like “I’ve had to be happy and cheery for over a month now for the holidays – I’m kind of done.” Naturally residual stress from Christmas gets dumped on NYE as well.
I’m not always the most particularly positive person in the world, but NYE is the perfect opportunity for optimism. Looking back on the past year is great – and you certainly should. There’s a lot to be said for remembering and reflecting. But here’s my basic message – look back, remember, learning something…. and then move on. New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating the year to come, relaxing, and letting the past year go. Because the year is over tonight – it’s done and over, and even if you want to, you can’t relive it. Bury whatever pain the year may have brought you because at the end of the day tonight, that pain should be gone with the year that also went. Remember the good times, and tuck them away for a rainy day. Learn the lesson that you should have learned this past year. Dare to not make the same mistakes again. Because tomorrow is a brand new day.