First, a disclaimer: I am in no way claiming that old people are boring!
I don’t FEEL 29, going on 30…..I feel like I am younger…UNTIL I come across someone in their 20’s that’s going through the wild party phase. Then, I realize I have become a more mature, older person whose idea of fun is NOT what it used to be. I DO have some friends in their 20’s who have passed the wild stage and are more on my level but a lot of times, it’s because they are married and/or have kids. Getting married and starting a family can tend to make you grow up faster. AND I DO have some younger friends that are not married OR have kids but have just matured faster…..but then you have the ones who still drink to get drunk for fun, go to the club at least once or twice a week, and are just completely reckless and irresponsible. There was a time when I went through this phase, although I’ve never been into drinking, really. I DID think it was fun to hang out with friends all night, sleep all day and just not worry about anything, though. I remember a time when if I didn’t have plans on a weekend, I was at home depressed and wishing I did. Now I am perfectly fine NOT having plans! In fact, I actually prefer it most of the time!
There was a time where I was jealous of the party goers and wished I was like them and was always partying. Now? I’m GLAD that I’m not one of them and I feel like a parent in my worry and frustration about them. And I don’t think it was just getting married 3 1/2 years ago that made me this way. I think I have just grown up……Lord knows my husband still has some of that college partying in him! Sometimes I feel like I have a 28 yr. old man child instead of a husband! LOL
But I’m perfectly happy that I have moved on to a more mature phase of my life. Every once in awhile, it’s fun to act young and careless for a bit, but I am honestly happiest acting like an old boring woman. A Friday night for me is catching up on my DVR or curling up with a book. Maybe that makes me boring, but it’s fun for me! 🙂