It’s my first OT of 2012. Where does the time go? I’ve always liked hanging out with friends on New Year’s Eve–not (usually) anything too over the top, but a fun night spent with friends looking back and looking ahead is how I like to spend the last day of any year.
When I think back to how this became my activity of choice on any given December 31, I always go back to my freshman year of hight school. My friend whose birthday is on Christmas held her 14th birthday party on New Year’s Eve. She invited five or so of us over that night, and it was the first time I’d spent the night away from home on NYE. Little did my parents know at the time, they wouldn’t see me again on NYE until I was a parent myself, ringing in 2006.
I digress. The point is, those five friends with whom I rang in 1988 turned out to be some of my best friends in high school and beyond. The slumber party in 1988 set the tone of how I like to spend that holiday, and it hasn’t changed in 24 years. When did you start celebrating NYE with your friends? What’s your activity of choice on December 31?