I don’t always have the energy to socialize in large groups. I am very much a day-time person. I am usually in bed by 10:30pm and I wake up at the ass crack of dawn (sometimes before). I don’t love drinking in large quantities. I never join when people make last minute plans. I am usually hesitant if I don’t know many of the people in the group. Oh and if we are going somewhere loud and crowded, forget it.
I know… I seem like a pain. Things need to be a certain way in order for me to go out and have a good time.
At the same time, turning down plans isn’t fun either. I love when people invite me places. It shows they like hanging out with me and they care. I fear if I turn down plans, they will stop reaching out to me. Therefore, most of the time, I grow a pair and I head out with low expectations. I tell myself I only have to stay out for an hour.
I can think of many instances where I was hesitant to go out, but I had a blast. I’ve seen this happen with other people as well.
So, here’s some AF advice:
Go out, but with low expectations. If you are out socializing and you are not having fun or are feeling tired and overwhelmed, you can always leave. You may end up having an unforgettable time.