Being an Introvert on New Years Eve
I've had quite the experience with New Years Eve. As an introvert, I have basically been traumatized. At this point in my life, I don't want to go out anymore, but most of my girlfriends have boyfriends, what's a single introvert to do? It's a tough one but I want to start the New Year on a positive foot and that means not being hungover and miserable.
I want to experience in the Joy of Missing Out because if we are all honest with each other New Years Eve is amateur hour and super overhyped. The panic of finding someone to kiss at midnight, the sadness you feel when no one kisses you at midnight, no thank you.
That being said, I don't want anyone to feel bad for going out. If you want to do it, go for it. However, if you are alone on New Years and you don't feel like going out in the cold, here is a guide:
1) Make a really good supper
I'm talking a supper that Martha Stewart would be pleased with. Also, make dessert.
2) Have really nice wine
Buy a bottle you wouldn't normally buy, marvel at it.
3) Go for a walk
Your body is probably full, you'll need a walk. Chances are there's still Christmas lights around, go find them. Get some fresh air.
4) Take a bath, give yourself a pedicure, manicure, and take care of your skin
Make New Years a whole self-care night. You'll wake up with fresh feet and a manicure.
5) Read a book
Find a really great book and read until you fall asleep.
I'm not saying this is the most exciting night, but I can guarantee you'll start New Years on the right foot. Also, there are so many other ways to have fun on New Years, which involves staying home. Have a potluck with friends, visit your parents and spend time with them, re-organize your house, take down your holiday decorations, go to the movies, find stuff that will make you happy. Don't force yourself to go out if you don't want to.
Okay beautiful, have an amazing New Years, don't do anything you don't want to.
Thanks for reading,