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I just realised that I will be home alone on New Year's Eve. I moved, so I don't really have friends here yet, and as an introvert and vegan it's not very easy to find a group of people that you would feel comfortable with on that day..
It's actually not bothering me so much, I already thought I could re-decorate my room and things like that, but it still feels kinda awkward, especially when talking about it with other people.. I will probably lie about it, because I do not wanna see their faces when I tell them the truth.

Is anyone else gonna be alone on New Year's Eve this year? What are you gonna do and what do you say to others?

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My boyfriend is going to be out of town visiting his parents, and I think most of my school friends won't be back in the area yet for new years, so I'm considering making up something that I'm "going to" so that I won't have to spend new years with my parents, and I can stay home playing video games and/or cleaning my room instead. :p Maybe we can do an at-home chat or something for all of us staying home for new years!
 

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, especially when talking about it with other people.. I will probably lie about it, because I do not wanna see their faces when I tell them the truth.
I totally forgot i was a robot xD

I have spend several new years eve alone, and i did not think anything of it. To me new years eve is just another day, like any holiday. they are great excuses to get friends together, but not having them together is also pretty sweet.

I think decorating your room is a great idea, and maybe treat yourself to something nice? a nice dinner, and buy/rent a good movie, or pirate it, dw i wouldn't judge (on the outside, i ll just condemn you internally xD)..

how would i tell people? well depends on what they asked. if they asked how was your new years eve, i would be it was good. if they ask me for details, i would tell them the truth, i do not see a problem in being alone. xD
 

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Hi. I spend Christmas and New Year on my own. As an INFP in full mode, I can manage nothing else!

We all ought to text each other, or talk in the PM, just to get through this mass celebration.

But the noise and razzamatazz, suits some, or most personality types more than others. Just be who you are. We try to conform too much. Next time round you may be wondering what to do, because you have so many invites! Then you might be wondering the other way round. There are loads of us who are independent and can say that it is OK doing it differently. Next year....?
 

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New Years has never been a "thing" for me so this doesn't concern me.

What am I going to do? Sleep.
 

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A few years ago I spend new years eve alone. Didn't make it a secret either. I listened to the radio (a Dutch radio station always airs the 2000 best songs ever made, according to the public, between Christmas and New Year) and drank a few beers by myself. Was totally fine with that. I really didn't feel the need to go out partying.

Oh.

Nobody I know/knew made a fuss about me staying alone.
 

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This year I'll be skyping with the S.O. I usually watch the ball drop in Times Square (it's really anticlimactic) and watch the Red vs. White Japanese song competition on the telly called Kōhaku Uta Gassen. I have been known to fall asleep in the past before midnight. It's cold. It makes me want to hibernate. If anybody asks, I'm not embarrassed to admit I spent it alone. No one really makes a big deal out of it.
 

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Until today I thought my fiance and I were going to be alone on New Years' Eve. I count that as similar to being just alone since we would probably just be at home, not really much point in just the two of us going out and dealing with all the NYE-associated douchiness unless we get invited somewhere. But it turns out two of my friends actually do want to go out on NYE so we will be joining them and a bunch of their friends.

I honestly have mixed feelings about going out on NYE...on the one hand I would be sad not doing anything because going out is a thing you're "supposed to do," but on the other hand it's going to be kind of annoying. I really hate going out in Manhattan...it's overpriced, overcrowded, full of assorted douchebags, and it's a bitch to travel back to NJ at night. And my friends won't come to NJ (unless they already live here) because they see it as like, the land of mystery lol. The main reason why I want to go is because one of my friends is visiting from grad school and I probably won't see her for at least 6 months after this, so I'm trying to spend as much time as possible with her before she has to go back.

So yeah if you are sad about being alone on NYE, think of all the hassles you'll avoid!!
 

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The last two years I've spent new year's on my own and will do this year, out of choice, I've actually had invitations to parties but turned them down because I really like spending it alone and celebrating it the way I want.

I know it's just an arbitrary time, but I take new year's fairly seriously because it provides a good point in time to reflect on how things have gone and set new goals and resolutions. And I prefer to do that quietly, on my own. :happy:
 

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I think that there's been many times I thought I'd spend the new year's eve alone but then something has always come up and I've ended up spending it with other people.

I do think that there's nothing wrong in spending the night alone and it can still be enjoyable. I know that I would not probably tell anybody about being alone though because I doubt that not a lot of people would understand it or feel sorry for me even if it's not necessary.
 

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I love drunk, loud people. Crowds and noise, flashing lights, banging bands and people dancing/bumping into one another. You better believe I'm going out with husband. Wouldn't miss it for the world!!!





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I actually could go to a party with (mostly) NFs and it would be a cool party, I've been there in past years and it was great...I've been feeling kind of depleted of any energy for the past weeks, really stressed out by some things which made my (already present) sleeping issues worse...so I don't know, I'm split between the two...I will most likely decide in the last moment and if I do go, I probably won't stay for too long (like till morning as I used to). I would go because I have some really dear friends going, it's not a dance club but there is usually good music, not too loud to destroy your ears but enough that you can dance if you like, there is socialising but also some introverted corners and places from where you can just watch or even completely retreat and there are usually some artsy stuff, sometimes fire pois...I wouldn't go because...well....I'm in an eeehhh, I need to be alone mood.
 
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Alone for Christmas, alone for New Years. Alone forever!

Yeah I don't know how I'm going to spend it, probably youtube videos and maybe video games . Won't be too bored hopefully.
 
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