Where were you when the Millennium turned? For most of us, it’s an easy New Year’s to remember. In 2000, I was a 27 year old single, living in New York. My dreams of where I thought I would be, married with children, did not pan out as planned. Instead, I flew back home to be with the close circle of friends with whom I had grown up – those were the people who had become my family. As we toasted in the new, deep inside I knew that things would never be quite the same.
Some of those friends are still my closest while others moved on and went their own ways once they got married and had children of their own. Reality may have shifted for our tight crew, but now ten years on and it’s still the memories of our last big New Year’s celebration together that I remember most affectionately.
When we launched SingleEdition.com our story was covered on December 31st, 2007 in the business section of the New York Times. Timing is everything and I suspect the editors felt that with so many singles agonizing over the midnight kissing moment our message of “A Guide to Embracing Life as a Single” would be inspiring. Two years later, SingleEdition.com still continues to offer trusted advice, information and a supportive community environment to help single individuals achieve all of their personal goals. As you set resolutions and commitments for 2010, we invite you to visit our website for answers to your burning questions, special rewards and discounts that will help you save and shop more wisely, as well as inspirational stories, tips and trends.
Yes, a lot has changed in the last decade but looking back it’s clear that the best New Year’s Eve celebrations for me never did involve a kiss at midnight or a swanky party to attend. The ones I remember most fondly were at home in the company of friends.
Only G-d knows what is in store for us in the next ten years, so instead of freaking out over where you should, would or could be tomorrow, try celebrating where you are for the moment. I promise if you do it with friends it will be a night you will remember for years to come.
Wishing You All a Warm and Happy New Year.