6 Things That Always Happen as the Year Starts Winding Down


The holiday season is such a whirlwind in general that November and December basically fly by. Most of the time you just barely make it to Christmas day!

Then you collapse in a heap of exhaustion after having fought through crowds at the mall to get last-minute gifts, socialized with family for days on end, and eaten so much food you’ve decided to just live in sweats for the rest of your life.

But then, as you lie on your bed, glad the holidays are finally over, a thought dawns on you. There’s still New Year’s Eve!

Would it really be so bad if you rang in the new year from the comfort of your own bed, possibly even while you’re sleeping?

No… that will never do. Instead, you do the following things as you realize the year is winding down.

1. You have to think about those resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions are a strange thing. All of a sudden people can’t stop talking about what they’d like to do better in their lives.

Really we should be making changes to better our lives all the time, but if we’re not, the new year really has a way of pointing that out. As New Year’s Eve approaches you’re faced with the decision of either making some big resolutions¬†or claiming they aren’t really your thing.

2. And make plans for New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve is super fun… and can also be super stressful. Plans have a way of coming together last minute or costing excessive amounts of money.

And let’s not even talk about how challenging it can be to get an Uber. (That doesn’t cost excessive amounts of money.)

3. You consider the New Year’s Eve kiss.

When you’re in a relationship you’ve got nothing to worry about. But when you’re not, that’s another story.

You might be fine and happy being alone on a regular day, but the New Year’s Eve smooch is a traditional celebration move. You don’t want to be stuck without anyone, but you also don’t want to start off the brand new year kissing on a dog.