Monday, December 31, 2007

I didn't realize growing up was an option.

I am a stick in the mud. I am aware of this, and frankly I'm happy about it. I don't want to party, drink, go out to clubs or bars to socialize with people with whom I have nothing in common. I am an old soul, and I guess I always have been. Even in high school I was a stick in the mud, but I've never been unhappy about this fact.

I look at people I know... people my age... people even older than me... and they feel they need to do these things. Not only do they feel they need to do these things, but they feel they need to snap pictures of it and show the world... hey, I party! I drink! I act like I'm in college, but I'm 30something! Because I never was into any of that, I honestly want to know... is there not a point when you're too old for that? Is there not a point when you are too mature? Is there not a point when it stops being fun to act 21?

And-- even at my age, I have people pressuring me to do the things they do!! What??! Peer pressure at dang near 28 years old?? It's too bad I've never associated with my real "peers" and have always found myself attracted mentally and socially to a more mature group of people. I'm sorry, I'm not willing to compromise the wonderful gifts in my life... my husband, my beautiful son, my responsibilities as a teacher, a mother, a wife, a person who pays bills (and lots of 'em, I might add), a person who has a mortgage.... I dunno, I didn't know there was a choice whether or not to grow up. Knowing me, I probably still would have.

I'm not saying you're a bad person if you drink, go out, etc. I just don't understand why some people try to make it a lifestyle. It almost makes you wonder what kind of respect they have for themselves.

And on THAT note... I hope you have a wonderful 2008!! I pray that you are showered with wonderful blessings this year! And if you MUST drink, please hand your keys to someone who hasn't been. I don't want you to die, and I certainly don't want an innocent person to die.


Anonymous said...

We went to a "party" last night. Mostly it was our friends all sitting around with the music too loud watching Ethan break dance in the middle of the floor. I like a drink upon occasion, a fruity mixed one. But for the next couple of months, I am still the built in DD. *sigh*
I also don't understand the people who "must" party. I just want to sit and have a drink and laugh with people I know. That's what I call a good time.

Also. The appraisal of the house is taking forever and we still don't have a tacked down closing date. Frustration.

Kent said...

I believe I agree with everything you just said. I'm glad you said it.

Anonymous said...

I have a house!!