Tonight is the night of our company Christmas party. These events are usually pretty big, especially these days as we now have over 500 staff. It’s crazy to think that the amount of staff has pretty much doubled since I started in 2011.
Back in the day, I used to be all about these parties. If someone asked me whether or not I was going, I would have said ‘Of course I’m going, why wouldn’t I be?’ Looking back on the events, I’m not going to lie, they were pretty great.
These days it’s different. I just feel like I’ve got different priorities now. When thinking about going to this particular party, all I could think was things like ‘I won’t get enough sleep to feel energised the day after’, or ‘I really don’t feel like getting drunk’ and ‘I’d prefer a relaxing night’.
So I decided not to go. I thought I would have some sort of feeling of missing out, but I really don’t. In fact, I feel super good about it. After work, I went to the gym for a quick workout. I didn’t make it a really challenging one, just a bit of cardio and strength for about 45 minutes. Enough to feel like I’d made some sort of effort rather than just sit on my butt.
Jeremy and I then drove to get dinner. Friday is the day we normally get take-out, and today was no exception. I got home, had a shower, washed my makeup off, put my nightie on and then had dinner. Yeah, that’s right – I had dinner in my nightie and it was great.
I’m currently in bed and thinking about turning the computer off to get some sleep. It’s just before 10pm. That would be the earliest I’ve gone to bed on a Friday in a long time. But I feel like it will be good for me. The earlier I go to bed, the earlier I can wake up tomorrow to make the most of the day. If you asked me 5 years ago if that sounded like something I’d say, I would have laughed in your face.
What do you prefer – party or a relaxing evening at home?