New Year's Eve is one of the most promise-filled days of the year. It's the ringing out of the old year, taking stock of everything that happened (the good and the bad), and welcoming in the new. It's a clean slate, a fresh start, and a we all (at least temporarily) believe that we can make the coming year as perfect and productive as we always hope.
This New Year's Eve I will be ringing in 2011 with my parents at the Pollard Theatre's annual New Year's Eve gala in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The gala is held in the old train depot and there are plenty of sweet treats, a cash bar, and a fabulous live band. There is dancing and singing and the artistic director announces the new theatre season.
All in all it's a pretty fun event, but since I don't know anyone very well except my parents, it can drag a little. Last year, to pass the time until midnight, I downloaded a screenwriting app and got in trouble (with the aforementioned artistic director) for trying to write a script instead of dancing. Maybe this year I can sneak in a little writing.
How will you be ringing in the New Year? Partying with friends, cuddled up on the couch with family, or some other fun tradition? And if that's not your dream New Year's Eve plan, then tell me what is. Or tell me about your favorite New Year's Eve ever.