One of the best things about getting older is a greater awareness of how much your time is your hottest commodity. People will ask for it. Some people might even beg for it. And the older you get, the more you place your own value on it.
When I was younger, I seriously used to be down for anything. I was that person who just about anyone could call up if they wanted to hang out. Some of those times, I have to admit that I wouldn't have minded staying at home by myself doing my own thing. But at the time, I thought that would've been a lame response so I went. Because for some reason, I wanted other people to place some value on how I spent my time. How ridiculous was that?
And then this weekend, I was meeting new people and having conversation with friends about my upcoming plans for my birthday weekend in D.C. (probably happy hours and brunches with a little Michael Jackson Immortal thrown in) and next year, I plan to travel to Italy. Also, I plan to spend this summer exploring Columbus as much as possible. I've been part of a really good MeetUp group for the better part of a year and I want to see more. Tell me why people were questioning why I decided on these events. And I found myself having difficulty responding when they lacked the enthusiasm I had for my plans. But I finally found an answer. And it goes exactly like this.
BECAUSE I EFFIN' WANT TO!!!
Tickets have already been purchased. Saving plans are already in action. List of events to attend have already been made. I have concluded that I do not have time for people who do nothing but complain about how there is never anything to do because I can find too much to do. And sometimes that will merely be reading a book on my own time.