Sometimes, it’s okay to be antisocial, to stay inside and not bother watching the fireworks while you reflect on a good day. Sometimes, it’s okay to just respond to Snapchats while you can hear the boon and hiss of the fireworks exploding in colorful displays outside. Sometimes, staying inside and choosing roommates, face masks, and temporary tattoos instead of celebrating the holiday is the right choice to make. 

Tip for future me: Asian food feasts and spending some quality time doing dishes with friends is ALWAYS the right choice.