Every year, we like to pretend that New Year's Eve doesn't suck.
That the most hyped-up night of the year can, in fact, end with something other than crushing disappointment, underwhelm or, best-case scenario, bed at 10:30pm.
And every year, we're wrong.
Watch: The horoscopes on their way to the airport (for some outlandish NYE trip, of course). Post continues below video.
It think it's about time we stop pretending. Because New Year's Eve is a trap.
It's meant to be about celebrating, or gleefully sending off, the year that was, and ushering in the next with good vibes. As a result, New Year's plans are often 'go big of go home'. We go out, because well, we've been told we should. Everyone else does. And it all culminates in the most over-hyped night on the calendar.
There's so much pressure placed on NYE, from the need to have over-the-top fun to the force of feeling like one evening has to set the tone for your entire year to come. It comes via osmosis from simply functioning in society, or more overtly on social media, where it feels like everyone else in the entire world is having so much fun and therefore, you must too. And then, it comes from the admin of organising your fun. Have you tried planning a New Year trip with a large group of friends? Torture.