Hello and welcome to another guest blog post! This week, the hot spot has been reserved for Charlotte who blogs over at Shilly Sossage. Please do check out Charlotte’s blog and leave us some nice comments below. Take it away Charlotte…!
My name is Charlotte and I started my own blog, Shilly Sossage, a year ago after finishing my marketing degree. I currently live in Ascot but am working in London for a digital agency. I absolutely getting involved within the blogging community and when I saw Jaki looking for a Guest Blogger, i jumped at the chance! Even though I personally have no experience of being a Mother or have the knowledge that Jaki does, I thought that a post about growing up would fit in nicely as this is something which has been on my mind a lot recently, as well as a lot of my friends! I’ll keep it short and sweet, but I hope you enjoy and a MASSIVE thank you to Jaki for letting me share it with you all.
Am I Too Old?!
I first noticed when the appeal of going out and drinking with my friends became less and less enticing. Back in my university days, I was always the first to jump at the chance for a BNO (Big Night Out) but now this is just not the case. It isn’t that I don’t want to see my friends or spend the money, I just simply would prefer to focus my energy on better quality time with them. I’m not going to lie, I have the odd boozy night here and there, but the thought of them actually makes me feel a little bit sick. I’ll wake up the next morning and have acted like a complete idiot, have sore feet and probably consumed about eighty thousand calories worth of take away. Nope, its just not for me.
So why do I feel so guilty about preferring a night in? I don’t want to be classed as the boring one, the recluse or worse, the weird one who is a bit socially inept. Sigh. Why does not going out make you boring?! Since moving away from the university culture, it seems that actually, going out isn’t such a big deal anymore. I think that in the last few years there has definitely been a social shift and the perception of drinking, in particular binge drinking, is less of a cultural ritual. More people around my age are interested in doing other things with their precious time, some of which may include a few glasses of wine, and some which may not. The explosive increase of people that want to lead a super healthy life has also meant that this binge drinking culture is slowly drifting away. So maybe I can stop feeling so guilty now?
I may be older, but I am certainly not wiser.