The Last Day of The Year…

Well, here we are, the very last day of the year and what a year it’s been. I’ve been diagnosed with MS, had Alemtuzumab treatment, lost my job and started a new one. As one door closes, another one opens and all that. A whole fresh new year is ready to be discovered. Exciting!

So why oh why are two of the most miserable songs ever written all about New Year? Honestly, if I hear ‘Happy New Year’ by Abba one more time, I will be in danger of becoming seriously depressed and full of Nordic gloom.

And I’m dreading U2’s ‘New Years Day’ playing on an endless loop all day Tuesday. Where’s the happiness? Where’s the looking forward to a bright, shiny new year?

A random sample of Abba’s ‘Happy New Year’ lyrics include:

  • Here we are, me and you, feeling lost and feeling blue
  • It’s the end of the party, and the morning seems so grey
  • Seems to me now, that the dreams we had before are all dead, nothing more

Makes you want to crack open the champagne and fire off some party poppers, eh? I guess New Year’s Eve can be a bit depressing – we look over the past year, sigh over some of our decisions and ponder our regrets. According to the newspapers, most of us will be at home, celebrating with a Marks and Spencers £10 meal deal. We’ll count down to Big Ben and toast the new year in with a shrug of the shoulders and head for bed at 12.10am.

But this year, I want to celebrate my achievements and the fact that I survived everything life and MS had to throw at me. I’m still here! And I’m stronger and happier than I have been in a long time. The MS community has embraced me and I have found incredible support from other MSers. My family and friends have been amazing. What’s not to like?

So, sorry Abba. I won’t be singing along to your dirge today. I will be having a nice glass of wine, chilling in a wine bar with jazz playing in the background. Goodbye 2012, I’m sure 2013 will be one of my best years yet….


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4 thoughts on “The Last Day of The Year…

  1. Jan Jordyn says:

    I will be one of those celebrating at home with the jolly old M&S party range, my gorgeous partner Deb and Alan Carr (least he said he might pop in!)

    I have to confess that my favourite NY tune is Dina Carroll’s “The Perfect Year” – sure it’s a bit cheesy, but it’s a lovely warm song with a great sentiment.

    Wishing all SIF readers a very happy 2013!!


    • stumbling in flats says:

      Hi Jan!
      I adore that song, one of my favourites. Have a lovely New Year’s Eve and thank you so much for your warm wishes.

  2. Tony Cardis says:

    Just in time, happy new year, keep blogging xx

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Hi Tony!
      And a very Happy New Year to you too! I’ve had one glass of wine and am about to open the bubbly – see if I can make it to midnight, lol.

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