Confessions of a Fifth-Year Senior
I like to stay home on Friday nights
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 18:09
You’re going to stay in on a Friday night? Gasp!
This might make me sound like an “old lady,” but going out on the town is an aspect of college life that has become less and less appealing to me over time.
On occasion, it really is a lot of fun to have a stay-out-all-night, memory-making time. But, as I have begun to grow into my early adulthood, I have begun to learn that sometimes a quiet Friday evening at home is just as important as those adventurous nights spent with friends.
After working and going to school all week, sometimes I reach the ever-beloved day of the week, Friday, and look forward to a night spent cuddled up on my couch watching “Bride Day” on TLC.
For some college students, the idea of staying in on a Friday night sounds like straight up crazy talk or downright “social suicide”. However, as a fifth-year senior, the excitement of getting crazy with my friends has started to wear off.
Watching “John Doe” put a lampshade on his head, or listening to “Jane Doe” screech away to a horrible rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” at a karaoke joint, just are not as funny as they used to be.
Waking up for work on Saturday morning, sleep-deprived from the night (or even early morning) before, has become much harder on my aging body.
Sadly, after a late night spent with friends, my lack of rest and relaxation seems to affect me, and my sleep schedule, for days.
I just cannot keep up.
This is not to say that I do not enjoy going out with my friends and having fun, but merely that such fun should only be done on occasion…not every single Friday night of the month.
I realize that my time as a college student is coming to a close, and legendary Friday-night fun will eventually become a thing of the past. However, that’s all part of growing up and moving on to the next stage of life.