I originally wrote this as a guest post for someone because she thought she would need it while out having her baby, however she adjusted quickly and is already up and running her blog again. So here it is for you to enjoy!
Once upon a time I was a party girl. Drinking and dancing the night away were my favorite weekend activities. In high school my friends and I drank Boones Farm at field parties (don’t ask me how we obtained alcohol underage) and in college it was Natty Light at fraternity parties. Post college we graduated to RBVs (Red Bull & Vodka) and I continued my love affair with socializing and dancing on tables with my friends. I had the mentality of work hard, play hard. I was loving life… but not the hangovers!
When I met my now husband we spent a lot of weekends going out with our friends, however my love for partying was starting to wain. I think it is fairly common to feel this way when you reach your late twenties, however I got a lot of flack from my friends about my “lameness” when I wanted to stay in. But let’s face it, a lot of people go out to meet people and once you’ve met your “person” you feel less inclined to want to go out and spend money at the bars. Am I right?!
Now I have a 17-month-old and am pregnant again. Parties aren’t the same as they used to be. The tolerance I worked so hard to obtain over the years is now nonexistent and by 10pm I’m yawning and looking at my watch ready to leave. I don’t even want to think about taking care of a baby and a toddler while hungover.
People change and grow. If you had told me a couple years ago that I’d be a work-from-home mom that never gets out of workout clothes, could care less about celebrity gossip (gasp!) and totally loves every second of it… I would laugh and say yeah, right. But this is where my life has led me and I’m happier than ever. Sure, occasionally I get nostalgic for the days of sorority formals and sweaty basement bar dancing, but those are memories I’m glad I made!
Now (November 2011)
Photo by Jessica Tapscott Photography