I love to go out. I love to go out to dinner, out to bars, out to parties. I love to be with friends and I love to be social.
But sometimes, it's just fun to do absolutely nothing. And that's exactly what I'm doing tonight.
I'm curled up on my couch in my pajamas, enjoying a glass of wine (pinot noir, my favorite), with my Harvest candle flickering, listening to whatever Party Shuffle on iTunes has in store for me. And I don't know if I've ever been more relaxed in my life. This might be the most perfect Friday night ever. No pressure to look nice, no spending money and no hangover in the morning (depending on the amount of wine I drink, of course).
It's funny to think about how much my perspective has changed over the last couple years. In college, I would probably be harassed for staying in. Not that I ever would have...there were always people to see, places to go, cheap alcohol to drink. And with my boisterous roommates, staying in was never an option. For a time I went out every night from Tuesday through Saturday...every week. When I look back, I have no idea how I did that. What a crazy youngin' I was.
Perhaps it's a sign of my increasing maturity or the fact that I'm exhausted after a long work week, but the thought of going out more than one night a week these days seems insane. Sure, I'll go see a movie or grab a drink with a friend, but once the clock hits 10 on a school night (yep, I still call them that), I get tired and antsy and just want to go to bed.
And though I would love to be with my boyfriend (we're doing the long distance thing) or with my friends, right now I am absolutely loving my Friday night snuggled up in my cozy little apartment. I have the whole weekend ahead of me and it feels amazing.
The only thing I have to think about now is what movie I want to watch because there is absolutely NOTHING on TV. And since I've already watched last night's episode of The Office three times (it was hilarious), a movie is my only option. It's between P.S. I Love You, Made of Honor, Elf and Home Alone. I am well aware that the last two are Christmas movies, but I can't stand it any longer. I'm literally on the edge of my seat waiting for the holidays. I LOVE them!
Have a great night everyone!