Happy New Years!

My family talks about the streams of friends who visited while I was in the hospital. The visits were seemingly non-stop, providing support during a difficult time. They helped prevent loneliness and provided companionship. The visits gave me a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose, boosted happiness, reduced stress, enhanced confidence and helped me feel better about myself. Friends and family helped prevent loneliness and provided companionship. The visits gave me a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. Visits boosted happiness, reduced stress, enhanced confidence and helped me feel better about myself. They helped me know I mattered, which enhanced my desire to recover.

But if you don’t have friends or family around on New Years eve, what can you do? Well, for one, “Being alone is a great thing. It gives you time to get familiar with you.” Enjoy yourself.

But what if you want to do something else?

A quick Google search will give you some ideas. In fact, when I clicked on Kieron Walker‘s great article, 11 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve When You’re Alone, I found some answers. And Kierston Hickman‘s article How To Spend New Year’s Eve Alone Without Feeling Any FOMO gave me more.

What ever you’re doing tonight, new year’s eve, I wish you all the best for tonight but for 2020. As Neil Gaiman said, “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”


In the spring of 1990 Allan Boss was in a motor vehicle accident. He suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. The attending neurosurgeon informed his family that he would never walk again or talk again. He recovered and finished three university degrees including a Ph.D., wrote/edited four published books, completed four marathons and his CBC Ideas program “Updrafts” about recovering from brain injury won nominations for multiple international awards including the Peabody and the Prix Italia.

He is currently writing a non-fiction book about his recovery. 

Want to learn more? Email info@allanboss.ca  with the subject Send Me the Free Outline to his book, The Memory Box.

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