New Years, New Plans
You loved this article about New Year’s plans. 2011 is almost here! How will you celebrate New Year’s Eve?
-Julie Ryan Evans
For years I felt a strong need to start each new year off perfectly. I remember the outfits I meticulously planned: the black slingbacks with four-inch heels that resulted in an extremely tall man carrying me many blocks because my feet hurt so badly and my short dress provided little protection against Chicago’s freezing winds. The parties I attended–in Times Square, D.C.’s Union Station, a hotel ballroom in Nebraska – and the hangovers that followed. The mandatory kisses–from past boyfriends, virtual strangers in a crowd, and once, a bartender plucked from behind the bar.
Resolutions were more important then as I searched to find myself. They offered the possibility that my life could change in big and exciting ways.