New Years Eve is only a few days away. What are your plans?
I plan to stay home and watch Dick Clarks New Years Rocking Eve, ordering some not so perfect food and hanging out with my hubby and my two kids. If you havent nodded off yet at this post, please read more…
Given my plans, you may think that I am not a fan of the “big night” but I actually love the night! I remember 20 years ago, going out, partying, and staying up all night.
Fast forward to present day. I am 46 with two kids ages 6 and 7 1/2. Staying up all night is something I do now when my kids are sick, or have nightmares. Partying now, is dancing to SpongeBobs latest tune or singing Shrek songs in our karaoke machine.
It is amazing what a “good time” means when you get older. The thought of going to a loud noisy club and forcing my way to the bar to “scream a drink order” into some young bartender who is old enough to be my son if I started having kids earlier, is something that doesnt appeal to me whatsoever.
Seriously, I do not feel old at all. In fact, I have never felt better. I fondly look back at those days of partying with a smile on my face. I never regretted them but now its time to experience New Years Eve with more reflection than “drinks”. A glass of wine and a toast with my husband to a year of happiness and joy. I reflect on having two healthy children, being able to care for my parents as they age, and for loving my job.
Tell us what your plans are? No matter what they are, promise us that you will take a few moments to reflect on the year gone by. What are you proud of, and what do you want to work on for the new year? Bring on New Years Eve! We are ready !