Why I Don’t Celebrate New Years Eve

I can honestly say that I don’t get the appeal of going out on New Years Eve. You know when you have a night out planned and you convince yourself it’s going to be absolutely amazing, it never turns out that way. I feel like this post is probably going to make me look like a complete scrooge but I can’t be the only one that feels this way.

New Years Eve

It’s just a reason to get drunk

I’ve never really seen the point in going out to get blind drunk and I feel like that’s most people’s intention when it comes to New Years Eve. Everyone gets carried away which is completely their choice but you then find the amount of fights sky rockets when things go too far. I also can’t say that spending the first day of the new year feeling like I’m dying fills me with joy either.

A fresh start 

The whole new year, new me thing is something else I’ve never really understood. Nothing has changed from the 31st December and the 1st January. You are still the same person. As far as I’m concerned you can start reaching for your goals any day of the year, you shouldn’t need to wait for a certain date.

The expense

I’ve generally spent everything I have buying Christmas presents so scraping together money for NYE just isn’t going to happen. It is the most expensive night of the year. You have to factor in the cost of your outfit, taxis there and back and drinks. On top of that the places you would normally head to on a night out are now charging an entry fee. I would much rather go to a friends or stay in.

Someone always cries 

To be fair this has been known to happen on normal nights out (although not to me – I’m not much of a crier). You can guarantee someone will cry whether that’s down to alcohol or looking back at past mistakes. I’m not good with people crying at the best of times. On nights out your group always expands meaning more people you barely know. I don’t want to be spending my night awkwardly patting a stranger on the back telling them it’ll be ok.

It’s always an anti climax

I mentioned this before but there’s so much build up to NYE that it never ends up as good as you hope. I feel like once midnight hits you think you may as well just go home.

What do you do on New Years Eve? Do you celebrate it?