31.12 New Years Eve / by Ilsa Melchiori


What are you doing for New Year's Eve? Pressures from self, others and the disappointments they bring.

Is it okay to just NOT participate?

I was originally planning on doing a New Year's Resolutions post, but then I remembered that I hate the end of the year, New Year's Eve, resolutions, the whole lot of it.

This idea that

  1. This one night will define anything going forwards, and
  2. That a simple change in numbers means all these things in your life should/will change

The new year is the most fake holiday out there. But here's the thing, you can ignore it!

Honestly! if you don't acknowledge it, you also stop using it as an excuse.

You start exercising now, instead of joining a gym as a resolution.

You organise your life now, instead of starting fresh in 2017.

You see your loved ones whenever you damn choose... See the pattern?

Mainly, you just do it instead of writing it down as a resolution to do next year, because we all know 9/10 times it won't stick.

Am I alone in feeling this way?

When you read this I will be camping in the middle of nowhere Victoria. Not because I like camping (because I don't) but because I wanted to get away from the city/people and expectations.

Happy Saturday Night everyone!