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Episode 70: The Evolution of My New Year’s Eve

Season 6 - Life in High School
Season 6 - Life in High School
Episode 70: The Evolution of My New Year’s Eve
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Show Notes

When I was younger, New Year’s Eve was a time to play outside and eat a lot with friends. As I grew older, it was a holiday synonymous with alcohol. My friends and I would go to parties, stay up all night, and get blackout drunk. When I became a mom that all changed: it became a pretty sober event, spending time with kids, and making a bonfire. After Molly died we stopped celebrating and now that I have Jack we will have to decide what new traditions we want to create.  

Key Takeaways: 

[1:47] Finding patterns in time

[2:47] Time stopped when Molly died  

[4:11] Beginning anew in 2023

[5:36] How I spent New Year’s Eve as a child 

[7:47] Playing outside a ton of New Year’s Eve 

[9:07] Getting drunk in high school 

[10:23] Staying up all night partying in college 

[12:58] Running and getting drunk with my Nike friends 

[14:36] Having New Year’s Eve’s that didn’t involve alcohol 

[15:21] My friend died on New Year’s Eve

[17:10] Going to a party and getting drunk with Kenny 

[18:16] Making a choice to not go out and party with Kenny 

[19:15] Not celebrating the holiday after Molly died 

[22:40] Doing a campfire for our children when they were little  

[23:34] What Season 7 will be about 

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