And I don’t think I am alone in thinking that, everyone I have spoken to over the past couple of days when asked the question ‘What are you doing for NYE?’ has come back with the same response. ‘Staying in, I hate this time of year!’
So, are we just a generation of boring twenty/thirty somethings? Or is it just not all its cracked up to be?
For someone like me who spent most of their early twenties working in retail meaning working all through Christmas and New Year, I used to use the excuse that I was working so didn’t fancy going out when really it wasn’t that, I just never fancied going out purely to see a new year in.
I think there is always so much hype around New Year’s Eve that the pressure is on for the ‘best night ever’ before you’ve even took off your Christmas Pjs.
And let’s be honest here, everywhere is overpriced and overcrowded. You either have to be super organised with booths and taxis booked for wherever you end up, or you’re going to begin 2020 waiting for hours in the taxi queue ready to pay triple just to get home.
And whether this is just my thirty something head saying this, but I don’t quite like starting a new year with a banging headache and already ruining any resolutions I am yet to start.
I’m not completely miserable I do like to do something; I just don’t necessarily make it insta worthy. Last year I saw the new year in with a bunch of friends and we had an absolute ball making cocktails in our slipper socks as we said goodbye to a pretty traumatic year for most of us.
This year, I have no plans at all and I’m okay with that.
Because I think as I have gotten older, I have stopped trying to please other people, I’ve started saying no to things I have no interest in doing.
I’m ready for a new year, and not in the desperate way I was 12 months ago, I’m just ready for a whole new year of new plans, new experiences and spending more time with those I love.
So, whether you’re in, you’re out or you’re asleep by the time 2020 begins I hope you have a wonderful night, stay safe and I’ll see you in the next decade.