NYE Expectation Vs Reality

By Zhenya Nikolova


Real talk here: NYE is over-rated. YES! It really is. But do we learn and start lowering down our expectations. Well, of course NOT. You would think that all those years consisting of bad experiences would teach us something. Yeah, right! Here’s a list of things you are probably expecting to happen this year, but the chances are in fact minimalistic. 


1. The Plans

Expectation

There are two weeks until the big day and you are starting to get all hyped up about all the amazing invitations you're bound to receive. 

Reality

You end up deciding between spending the night with your parents or going to the same pub you’ve been practically living in for the last few years. 


2. The Party

Expectation

You're expecting a Gatsby style party, right? Glamour, glitter, champagne, sparkly outfits.

Reality 

What you really get is 10 people in a crappy student’s flat who are Snapchatting the night away instead of actually enjoying it. 


3. The Countdown

Expectation

You're surrounded by all your favourite people, your bestest friends. Your soul mates, your GIRLS! You're making a toast and confessing your love to one another, making huge plans for the upcoming year. 

Reality

You and your GIRLS are smashed, some of the squad members are missing due to being sick in the toilet and you're not necking champagne, you're shotting sambuca. Counting to that midnight golden 12? Forget that... 


4. Midnight Kiss

Expectation

We associate NYE with a midnight kiss. After all that’s the whole point, right? We didn’t get a kiss under the mistletoe but who cares! The clock hits 12 and you get kissed by a hot stranger who turns out to be THE ONE .. that’s so much more special! 

Reality

The stranger next to you is a drunk weirdo who you’ve been trying to avoid all night. There are no hotties at the party so you just settle for a kiss from your bestie. 


5. Getting Ready

Expectation

You’ve planned and bought your outfit weeks in advance. You know you will be SLAYING that party. 

Reality

You start getting ready and it ALLLLLL goes wrong- your contour is smudged, your lashes won’t stay, your hair…. there is much that could go wrong with your hair. What do you do? You call your friends and you tell them you won’t be attending because you can’t put your false lashes on (we’ve all done that so don’t even try to deny it).


6. The New Year – New Year- New ME

Expectation

That’s it, now is the time. We are getting our life together! …. This is what we say every year! 

Reality 

You wake up hanging more than ever before on New Year's Day and you postpone all those plans you made just a few hours ago because you’ve sobered up and you’ve realised it’s totally unrealistic and you are not ready for this commitment just yet. 


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