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Jared is super busy building his bar empire so I’ve been embracing my inner social butterfly and getting myself out of the house. Previously when Jared’s been working a lot, I could most often be found at home, moping, brooding and generally blaming him for my lack of a life. Sure, finances came into it as well but I’m sure we can all agree it’s not really his job to ensure I have a fulfilling social life. I can actually make this happen on my own, believe it or not (this girl can be resourceful sometimes!).

Anyway, this time around, I’m not sitting at home. Then again, I’m not out every night of the week either (I am a student after all) but I’m definitely getting my lady date on, catching up with friends, all the social stuff I’d usually do with Jared but can just as easily do on my own. I was out two nights this week (Wednesday and last night – Thursday), which I think will be the limit I’ll set for myself. Any more and my uni work will probably suffer and we can’t have that!

Each night, we went for dinner and wine, which turned into drinks and eventual semi-drunkenness (Thursday) to actually quite drunk (Wednesday). On the plus side, I was home by 12.15am one night and 12.45am the next, which is pretty impressive for me. Thursday was a bit of a bitch because I had to work and hungover me found every little hiccup a bit more difficult to handle than not hungover me. But still, I was only slightly hungover – fog-in-the-brain hungover, not call-in-sick hungover. Which is tolerable. Not ideal, because you know you’re not operating at peak performance and can watch yourself fumble through the day making simple mistakes. But still tolerable. And today I don’t have to work so I had a nice sleep in and am feeling like I might actually be productive. Or at least, I have plans to be productive. Hell, I’m writing a blog post so you know things aren’t too dire.

All in all, I like this new social me. I’ve only been at it a week but it feels good to do stuff and be autonomous. Of course, I wish Jared wasn’t so busy and could come with me but it is what it is (I hate that phrase, don’t know why) and it won’t last forever. In the meantime, I’ll just do all the socialising for us and keep him up to date on what’s happening in the world outside building bars. It’s a rough job but I think I’m up to the task.

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Image credits: Quotesgram and Pinterest (makewineguide.com)

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