Three 20-something women trying to figure out what it means to be lay, Catholic, and modern all at once.

December 3, 2010

The Perfect NYE

So it's that time of year again - top 100 countdowns of 2010, planning the perfect holiday/NYE party, finding the perfect outfit for ringing in the New Year. Ever notice how the whole New Year's Eve thing is so...hyped about? In every movie and magazine, it is portrayed as one of the most romantic and special nights that should exist in the young 20-somethings life.

But Julian and I were talking the other day, and neither of us has had the movie/magazine perfect NYE. In fact, I have usually found it rather uneventful. When I did not have a date, I felt like I was missing out on something super special that I should have been experiencing. When I had a date, I was usually miserable with him...maybe I just needed a different date, ha. But seriously, for both Julian and I, the best New Year's memories we have are playing board games with family and drinking wine (and in my case, pomegranate mimosas) at home. And, we don't feel like we are missing out. Maybe one day we will have the perfect date, the perfect dress, and the perfect venue. But for now, perfection for the holidays means being with all those you love - and isn't that exactly what it's all about anyway? - After all, it is what we are looking forward to in eternity...

1 comment:

Margaret E. Perry said...

I find the whole romantic this utterly absurd on New Years. New Years is about being with people you love, and that means family and friends as much as it means romance. I'd much rather be with you girls on new years than with a random date, for example.

alternatively, it is about champagne. and that is ALWAYS good.

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