Yesterday morning I began to wonder what in the world am I going to do for New Year’s Eve? I texted one of my girlfriend to ask her what she was up to, and she replied that her and her cute little family are heading up to a lake cabin to spend some peaceful time for the weekend … While I welcome that sane and healthy reply. As a matter of fact, I was a bit envious, “why didn’t I think of that?” I asked myself. I notice that my go to thought or expectation about New Year’s Eve is that, well … I have to party, be out all night, tearing up the town and have tons of fun or something.
The last three New Year’s Eve celebrations have been anything but a party. What will it be like this year? I feel much more healthy in my life. I feel like I am thriving. So why is there a part of me that wonders, If I stay home and have a delicious meal with my fiancé, watch a movie, platy with my lovely Cats and go to bed, well … am I missing out on something more exciting?
The New Year is often a time of hearty celebration with friends, music and lots of alcohol. While, I do not drink much, but what does one do if they prefer to ring in the New Year alone or more contemplatively?
There are always ways to celebrate the New Year in a less traditional way and make it meaningful. I can still bring in the New Year quietly either alone or with friends. My main goal is to spend a relatively quiet and peaceful evening with the people I love. Ringing in the year in a memorable fashion, but not too memorable. I have to say … peaceful and quiet and avoiding crazy crowds seems like a great idea to me.
This year I give myself permission to Celebrate the New Year Quietly. I give myself permission to cozy up to my safe, healthy, albeit messy, and lovely life and have a relaxing evening with those I love. I may play around with my two lovely Cats Chloe and Bailey.
It’s OK if you don’t go anywhere. Whenever they do a survey about New Year’s Eve, more than half of respondents always say they plan to have a quiet night in. How many of them follow through on this promise is unclear, but it’s by no means a terrible way to spend the night. Instead of dressing up and worrying about your personal safety, you can curl up in front of a log fire (only if I have one) and while the night away drinking champagne and commenting at people on the television. Maybe that’s what I’ll do on New Year’s eve night.
While I dream of visiting Beautiful Napa Valley. I have to admit, a quiet glass of wine with some creative thoughts, I would love to spend New Year’s in Napa Valley. I really can’t beat the wine, mild climate, amazing Northern California gourmet meals and tons of places to explore. While it’s pretty quiet in Napa during the holidays, there are plenty of events to keep me busy if I prefer to switch it up and sometimes wineries offer a dinner package that offer a full evening of food, wine and celebration. Better yet, a ticket can be booked on the Wine Train for a pretty impressive New Year’s ball. Talk about unique in such a way, spending New Year’s Eve on a train sipping sparkling wine, playing casino tables, dancing and posing with your people in the photo booth seems like a great way to celebrate the new year . . .
Hmmm, while all that sounds so promising and fun … I think I’ll lay low this year and let the fun and sparkling begins without me, while I’ll just quietly sip some champagne and drift off in to a fabulous dream and wake up to a brand new new year 2017.
Happy New Year! Wishing you love, peace, happiness, joy, success, health, creativity … and anything else that your heart desires!
Will you join me in celebrating quietly? Let me know what you’re up to. I wish all of you a Happy New Year. My next post will be about Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom “procrastination resolution” for the New Year. (hi hi hi) Wishing you all good things on this New Year!
Have fun, joy, peace, love, care, luck and success ahead!
Happy New Year Greetings and Bonne Année to All my Friends!