As New Years Eve (NYE), is approaching, many people are deciding whether they are going to

stay at home or go out

“Going Out” doesn’t always mean going to a club or bar. “Going Out” can mean going to a

If I chose to go out for NYE, I prefer to either go to a friend’s house, or to a bonfire. Not only can I dress more comfortably, but hanging out by the bonfire is one of my favorite things to go. Plus, homemade food is pretty great, and you get to spend time reminiscing with people you actually spent the year with.

Reasons to STAY IN vs. GO OUT



There are individuals out there who feel they can drink alcohol, and drive under the influence of alcohol. This is NOT safe for a multitude of reasons. In regards to COVID-19, and other sicknesses, you may feel more comfortable social distancing.

Save Money

The NYE Outfit. The babysitter. The ride there. The food. The drinks. The cover charges. The ride home. Etc. These ALL add up.


By staying in your own home, there are no long lines for bathroom. You can lounge on your own furniture and sleep in your own bed.

Bedtime By Choice

You can either stay up until midnight, later, or go to bed at your normal time


Socialize With Friends You Haven’t Seen in While

Many people did not go out for NYE 2020 because of COVID-19. You may have not seen your friends and loved ones for days, weeks, months, or maybe over a year. This is a great time to celebrate friendship!

Meet New Friends

Everyone is there to have a good time, celebrate, and have fun! This could be a great way to meet friends if you are new to the area.

An Excuse to Dress Up

Yes, I do have a pair of sparkle ankle boots, and they are fabulous. The sequins, the glitter, the sparkle. Dressing up is coming back in style!

Excitement and Party

Music. Dancing. Singing. Laughing. Cheering. These things can bring you JOY!

To be honest, I have NEVER gone out to a restaurant, bar, or club for NYE. I would much rather spend time with those I love in an environment that I feel more comfortable. Either way, I hope you have a WONDERFUL New Year's Eve, and all the best for you in 2022!

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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