This New Years was very strange for me. I was alone in a big ole city and that brought with it alot of angst prior to the day. As always the build up seems to be worse than the actual event.
I stayed home, had a nice long bubble bath in my giant tub, drank wine and reflected on the past year. Sometimes with tears when I remember my dad, other times with laughter when I remember some crazy thing we did together or something my nieces did or said. Alot in my life has changed in the last year - new city, new house, new job, death....I think I've covered most major stressors last year.
New Years Eve has long since brought with it a sense of unease, maybe of unhappiness or loneliness....not sure what you call it....but it is just another day in my life and the one thing I learned during the whole affair episode is that tomorrow is a new day with new things, new people, new feelings and a renewed sense of self. So when I'm having one of "those" kind of days I sleep on it. If it lasts into the next day I get a massage, buy some flowers and get over it lol. Okay maybe some shoes too
I think Christmas, New Years and valentine's Day are just hyped up commercialized events that encourage us farther into debt and have lost all meaning. Why not show somebody that you love and cherish them all year - why suddenly on VDay? Same with Christmas - suddenly your buying a gift for some long lost relative you haven't seen in 10 years or for a co-worker at work because they bought you something and you feel guilty. Then on NYE you find yourself drinking with somebody you can't be bothered to pick up the phone and say hi to during the rest of the year.....
Okay I'm ending my rant......lol
Sorry to threadjack but did I mention the capital of Canada has some excellent shopping MM