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31 December 2007 @ 11:54 am
New Years...  
First, I want to say that I really truly honestly and sincerely hope that your 2008 is your best year ever and holds nothing but wonderful things for you.

Beyond that, I HATE New Years. I really do. I give myself permission to eat lots of cheese and drink myself into NotHatingItAsBad, but if any of you like New Years and have a great point of view on it, I'd love to hear it. From pretty much the day after Christmas, this darkness starts creeping up on me, culminating on the 1st and it sticks for WEEKS afterwards. The entire week has been a countdown to Facing Stupid Reality, the eventual putting away of the decorations (or the eventual feeling of being-crazy-holding-onto-the-past of not putting away the decorations), trying to find a way to get a working vehicle, facing the fact I DON'T have a working vehicle, trying to do all the things I can't avoid getting done but are almost impossible without a vehicle, waiting for the eventual reappearance of the bugs, doing all the things I've been avoiding because It's The Holidays, etc. etc. etc.

Yes, some people celebrate surviving another year (Yay! I'm not dead yet 0_o) or the chance at a new beginning (which you can have any day you choose to, and I tend to just see as another calendar filled with You Must Accomplish More THINGS).

So, you people who love this holiday, please tell me why, because I honestly want to see it your way. I don't want to loathe this holiday more than any other on the planet. Share??

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: In The Mood - Elliot Bros. with Thurl Ravenscroft
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: dance fairyspazzychic on December 31st, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)

I like and appreciate that every day is a new day to turn things around. But I like New Years because it gives me a set increment of time where I can reflect on the last year and create new goals for the next one.

But yeah, Jan is balls for everyone. People are broke, cold, and totally without a nifty holiday for months (and sometimes the one in Feb makes it worse instead of better). :P

Anyway, like the rest of the dark side of the year, I use it to find my center and drink some cocoa so the ass kicking can start when I thaw.
Frittersfritters on December 31st, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
So.... it's a respite?
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: gothic rose breastsspazzychic on December 31st, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)

Something like that. It's a speed bump sometimes. Sort of a scheduled time to take inventory. :)
Fritters: Dangerously Undermedicated by Frittersfritters on December 31st, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
I have trouble seeing it that way. I mean, if I got nothing done for several weeks, I'd hate myself. But I'm type-A-ish, as you know. Not that I enjoy it.
postrophe on January 1st, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Great excuse for a day off (Off work, off diets,off life as usual...)