…..and I’m not sure how I feel about it.
I do believe that I am growing up.
I know, I know, it’s sad.
I went to Cali for Christmas this year. Will probably be the last Christmas I spend there (but I promise not my last time to go there—PROMISE!) and I had intentions of doing all kinds of “LA” things while there. What did I end up doing? Not much, not much at all. Was it a good time? HELL YES! I got to spend lots of time with my girls and my mom and my dog. Ate good food. Watched Degrassi: the next generation. Played my new wii.Not big time crazy partying, but oh so much better!
For the record, Michelle and I DID go to Vegas for about 24 hours and it was amazing! We had a lot of fun, drank not a single cocktail (but lots of Starbucks!) and visited the busiest In-n-Out I have EVER witnessed. But it wasn’t the Vegas of my past. Sleeping on slot machines because we didn’t want to “waste money” on a room….not so much. Planning our play to maximize our free cocktails…nope. But it was soooo fun!
It is this type of thing that makes me pretty sure I’m growing up. No longer is my life about doing as much as I can, it is now about doing things that I like to do with the people I love to spend time with. I had as much fun watching little Jamie play with Noodle as I ever had dancing the night away in a drunken stupor at a club in West Hollywood.
Growing up isn’t what I thought it would be. Really, few things in life have been what I thought they would be. However, growing up may be better. I don’t really care what people think about me spending most nights at home watching TLC. An afternoon at the dog park is one of my favorite activities (and no hangover!) I hang with the people I love and who love me and try to not waste my time with those who I have lukewarm feelings about.
It’s kinda cool…..I think.
For what it’s worth, I DID drink myself silly on NYE. I admit it, my grown up state isn’t completely permanent yet. But it was NYE, I was easily 10 years older then most of the people I was with. I had champagne with a bright pink label and ballet shoes on it. We were listening to NSYNC. It had to be done.
Viva 2009. I think it’s going to be a good one 🙂