I’m a homebody, especially when it comes to New Year’s Eve. I can’t think of one time I ventured out to celebrate, even when I wasn’t more inclined to spend my time at home – hence being thankful I’m not among the squash of bodies in Times Square, or any where else, for that matter.
I’m currently binge watching Game of Thrones, trying to decide which New Year’s Eve show to watch. I watched Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve growing up – and watched it faithfully, even after Ryan Seacrest took over and Dick Clark made only an appearance. But I haven’t watched it since Dick Clark passed away in 2012.
It’s just not the same.
It’s always a crap shoot if I’ll be able to keep my eyes open until midnight to ring in the new year, anyway. Knowing me, I’ll pass out, wake up as the ball drops, say a sleepy “Happy New Year” and pass out again. 🙂
In any case, the first song I always play on New Year’s Day, regardless of whether it’s 12:01 or 9:00am, is “New Year’s Day” by U2.
I don’t know when this became my ritual or why I chose the song – it drives me insane that it’s such an obvious choice. But it’s also the perfect choice. I can’t think of another song better suited to help me ring in the new year.
I have lots of plans for 2018. Some are rehashing of the old (getting my German language skills back up to par, for instance), some are learning of the new (I haven’t decided what, yet), and some are not being such a homebody. Thanks to the chronic illness, I have to pace myself considerably, but I’m pretty well over being house-bound.
In any case, I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a fantastic start to 2018!
I have just the song to get you started… 😉