The end of a year always gives me the impression that it passed too fast. It left behind so many things I didn’t do but I wanted to (365 days are not enough). Even though the year is over, a new one starts, the beginning of something new, and it feels like you can start over, fresh and reloaded.
When I was a kid, NYE was a memorable reunion where Family got together again, like a second Christmas (without presents), where wearing new clothes and a yellow underwear were the key to begin the New Year with good vibes.
Later, NYE became a moment to hang out with friends, usually on the beach, meeting new people, having parties and … getting drunk. Nowdays, I still like that idea of starting a New Year, but it is not so important anymore, and I’m not ruining the beginning of a great year if I’m not going for a Party or so (and I’m not wearing yellow underpants anymore either).
(starting the New Year with a great Party… and excellent idea!)
I heard of writing a wish list for the New Year, or making 12 wishes right at midnight, throwing a handful of lentils for getting a lot of money, running around the block for a year full of trips, placing money inside the shoes you are wearing, and the list continues…
Anyway, everyone has its own way to welcome the New Year, but either you are wearing a yellow underwear or reading your wish list, eating grapes, or focusing on making money, traveling, finding your better half … the point is to stay positive and full of hope.
Take a look at the year you are leaving, where you’ve been and where you are going, and remember that Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Cheers to a new year. The best is yet to come!