What do you think of when you hear the words Spring Break? If you are anything like me you will be thinking of people in their early 20’s getting crazy drunk and spending plenty of money on crappy accommodation, shots of god knows what and disgusting late night kebabs, only to revisit that same kebab coming back out from where it came a few hours later…
How many times have you seen movies or TV shows where all the college students in the US travel to Cancún to blow off steam and get stupidly drunk? I can’t even tell you how many I have seen, but each time it always amazes me just how many people descend on that one place and just how crazy the entire atmosphere looks. When I was about 10 years younger, I would have liked nothing better than to get involved in that type of party scene, but now I can honestly say that it really doesn’t interest me at all.
I can still remember the feeling seedy, the vomiting, the smell of cigarette smoke, the loud music and ringing ears, the hoarse voice and headaches. The whole thing is something I would just rather avoid. On top of feeling like trash every morning, you also end up spending a small fortune on accommodation, food and drinks, cab fares and club entry fees.
Despite me sitting here typing all the things I dislike about living the night life, I was doing the exact same thing when I was in my late teens and early 20’s. I actually wonder if there is something different in peoples brain chemistry when they are younger, where they feel the need to get crazy drunk every night and to party as hard as possible. What is the end goal? I can’t even remember why I used to do it, other than because everyone else was doing it (baa baa)…
Anyway, over the weekend one of my good friends came over to meet my now 7 week old son, and we were reminiscing on all the “great times” we had when we were younger. Unfortunately I can only remember about half of these great times, as most of the time I was too wasted to know which way was up and which was was down. Despite agreeing that we both enjoyed our time partying 10 years ago, we both also agreed that we were happy to no longer be a part of it.
Interestingly, a few of our friends that we used to party with fairly regularly, still frequent the night hot spots every Friday and Saturday night. Neither me or my friend could understand what they still get out of it, and we wondered if they were now the “weird old people” that we saw at pubs and clubs when we were 19-21 years of age.
Is there an age where you are too old to keep partying? Should people be looking to settle down, or am I old before my time?
Despite my entire post being about how I am glad I am no longer involved in the whole nightclub party scene anymore, I do understand that when you are in your early 20’s you aren’t going to feel the same way as I do now. So if you would like to win $500 to put towards a big spring break holiday, you might be interested in this giveaway that is being run by Rather-Be-Shopping.com
Good luck and I would love to hear what you have to say to my question 🙂