Every year I am amazed that 365.25 days have passed by so quickly. As I write this, on the 1st of January 2016, Tangled is on TV and Rapunzel has just stuffed Flynn into the closet. 2015 was a good year, a solid year, and in the ranking of years it’s definitely in the upper half. I am tired because I went to the gym this morning but more alert than if I had gone out the night before. I can’t remember the last time I went out on New Year’s Eve because the thought of it makes me want to curl up into a ball and lock myself at home.
New Year’s Eve seems to be the only time of the year when you HAVE to be happy. And if you go out of the house you also have to pay for the privilege of being happy. Wherever you end up there are people forcing themselves into cheer and when the clock strikes midnight, grabbing each other / strangers for the kiss that they must have, otherwise what a such a loser.
Instead last night I was truly cool and went to bed at half past ten and woke up this morning feeling fresh and raring to go. For me sleep isn’t something I’ll do when I’m dead, it’s something I wish I could do a lot more often and for longer stretches of time. And yes, I know I am supposed to be completely and utterly excited about staying up all night surrounded by people I don’t know, spending a fortune on alcohol, and having no way of getting home but I don’t want to do that anymore.
Now I can’t even be bothered to stay up in my own home until midnight: the 1st is always a good day to be awake, and for me, midnight is late. Gods above, this post is all about how much I love my sleep isn’t it? It’s an insight into the life of Rosh where sleeping has a high priority. This doesn’t mean I’m not jealous of those people who do venture out. I am, I just also think they are idiots. I am jealous and very, very impressed of their sheer determination to have a good time no matter what. In 2015 I finally understood that happiness is a choice and the people who go out on New Year’s Day are more determined than anyone I know.
If you were one of those people, I hope you had a wonderful evening. I hope you aren’t too exhausted today and actually had the chance to enjoy the first day of 2016. I also hope, for you and me, that 2016 is a brilliant year.