Written by Heather Foley
The clock is ticking and you still don’t have New Year’s Eve plans? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there. Heck, I’ve been there just about every year (and pretty much every weekend). Seriously, it’s not a big deal if you don’t have plans, but if you’re the type who just needs to have something to do I’m here to help you out. I put on my thinking cap and came up with a few last minute ideas to pass the time while you’re waiting for the clock to strike twelve.
Knit a blanket. Let’s be honest with ourselves, if you have absolutely nothing to do on New Year’s Eve, things aren’t looking so great. You might want to take some time to knit a blanket, because it looks like it’s going to be a cold, lonely winter.
Bake a souffle. The trickiest thing about baking a souffle? Making sure it doesn’t fall. Just one loud noise and BAM, you have a hot mess in the stove. Well, since your crib is going to be quiet on New Year’s Eve (you know because you’re going to be all alone) why not finally try making a souffle? You can even give it to me as a thank you if you feel so inclined.
Shop online. Some people fill the painful void in their life with drugs or alcohol, but my filler of choice is shopping in my underwear. Give it a try. I might spend every Saturday night on the couch, but I’m in a gorgeous cocktail dress, so that’s something.
Start scrap booking. What better night than New Year’s Eve to go through all your old photos of happier times when you actually had people in your life? Take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce when you were younger and thinner, that will make you feel better, right? And when you’re done you’ll have a cute little book and can flip through whenever you need a good cry.
Read a good book. I love reading (most lonely girls do) so I think a good book and a glass (by glass I mean bottle) of wine are a perfectly acceptable way to ring in the New Year. Not sure what to read? Maybe you could go the self-help route and start 2013 being the best you you can be! Here’s to hoping just a couple hours of reading can help you figure out what the eff is wrong with you so you won’t be spending anymore holidays alone. And if you do figure it out, please pass the book title along to me, its important.
Put a puzzle together. I know it sounds super lame (because it is), but hear me out. The puzzle is a metaphor. In 2013, all the pieces of your life are finally going to fit together, just like the puzzle! #symbolism
Drink yourself in oblivion, crawl under the covers and cry yourself to sleep hoping that next year will be better. Also known as Heathering. 2012 clearly didn’t go your way; well it didn’t go mine either (or 2011, or 2010, or 2009, etc.) but that doesn’t mean 2013 won’t be better, right? If you’re Heathering at the very end of 2012 that pretty much guarantees 2013 will be an improvement. Trust me, you can’t sink any lower than Heathering (I would know, it’s kinda named after me).
2013 is going to be the year of (insert your name here)! Really, I have a fifth sense about this kind of stuff and I see big things in your future. You are going to have plans for like all the holidays! Until then, try not to wallow too much, remember you have your health (I hope) and things can only get better. Happy New Year, chumps.