I'm not sure I have any words of wisdom to give to anyone. I really don't care for this time of year. All the fun stuff has already played out by this time. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Yule, Christmastide. New Year's has never really been my thing.
When I was younger, I'd spend the night reading or crafting, staying awake until the declaration of a new year was announced. Never ever went out to a big shindig, never wanted to be out there with all the crazies. I'm a hermit and New Year's eve tells that tale very well.
Good food, family close, and some games. This year the grands, Shelley and the Olde Folks will be doing that very thing. We will begin our Harry Potterathon at about 10 am and go through the next day. We got ourselves a family Yule present of Harry Potter trivia. So we will play that, make "crazy" sand with sand, cornstarch and a bit of water (no it doesn't take much to entertain the Cuckoos) and then make some salt crystal pendants.
GK of course has a want to party like her friends, but her current boy type friend is in Arizona for a concert and the rest of the nerd herd are scattered this holiday. Ry would much rather just be left to play some of the new games he got for Christmas but we'll make him stay with us for part of the fun. Shelley isn't going out this year, so it will all the Cuckoos and no visitors or extras this year.
If I get a chance on New Years Day, I'll read books I ordered myself. I got both of Anne Hillerman's continuations of her father Tony Hillerman's Chee and Leaphorn books as well as a photography book of Hillerman's big Res.
So I hope you will do what brings you joy as you welcome the new year and my hope for you is happiness, health and security as we walk into 2017