Happy Monday Everyone!
It’s gross and rainy here in Boston, but that’s probably a good thing because I have a lot to do!
- create a beer page for blog
- clean out inbox and set up a new system for organizing emails
- eat something green
- grocery shopping
- pay fall tuition:(
- hang out with Matt!
I slept late today because I’m still recovering from my trip. Speaking of the weekend, I thought my recent festivities might be a good segue into a discussion about partying post-college. There seems to be a lot of variation in terms of going out/drinking/partying among twenty somethings. People can be anywhere along the spectrum from drowning themselves in shots, to enjoying a few brews, to having no interest in ‘partying’ at all. There are obviously many factors that affect people’s preferences and habits, such as being in grad school or working, being single or with a significant other, and tolerance for and enjoyment of alcohol. Unfortunately, it seems like people get divided into the two categories of those who continue to drink like they did in college and those who do not. I’m always searching for that middle ground that doesn’t seem as common as the two extremes.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I still like to have a couple of [flavorful] drinks before I go out. I mean who doesn’t agree that the dance floor is more fun when alcohol is involved? That being said, I also don’t want to feel like I should have to explain myself if I’m drinking less than I used to or less than someone else. And, I definitely, would never want to make anyone feel unwelcome if they do not drink at all. It takes a lot of courage to go out to bars and have a good time when you don’t drink and I really admire those people who are able to do so. I hope that I’m finally at an age where people judge the success of a night out by how much fun they had, not on how many drinks they consumed. This weekend was a perfect example of a night measured by good company and fun, as it seemed like everyone enjoyed being with friends regardless of whether or not they had a drink in hand. I’m lucky to have friends who are accepting of all different types of party people and who know that if it’s after 12, they should probably just order me a water:)
I’d love to hear what you guys think about this topic!
What does your perfect night out consist of? Do your friends still like to do the same things as you do?