It's inevitable that as we grow older, things will change. The ways we spend our spare time will differ, our friends will come and go, we will start working on different kinds of jobs, and our lives will reflect that.
One of the places it's easiest to look and see change is in how you spend your weekend. You'll notice a huge shift in how you like to spend your weekends as you get older.
You'll Find Yourself Making Excuses To Eat What You Want
After you spent the whole week being good about your eating habits and going to the gym, you can now spend the next two days eating and drinking whatever kinds of junk food you want.
You Look Forward To Your HGTV Marathons
Maybe it isn't HGTV, but it will be something that you used to think was so stupid in your younger, more foolish years. Now you can't wait to get home and watch a Netflix show about cleaning up.
It Will Actually Seem Crazy That You Used To Go Do Things
You might catch yourself reflecting on the times in your life when it was fun to go out two nights in a row and only get three hours of sleep. You don't recognize that person anymore.
You Look Forward To Parts Of Your To-Do List
There is no better feeling than getting up on a Saturday and knowing that you have the whole day to get your life mildly pulled together. It's a great feeling not having to rush through it all.
But Then The Existential Dread Will Kick In
Shouldn't you be doing something more meaningful with your life? Why don't you have hobbies that are actually interesting? When Netflix asks if you're still there, you're not sure what the answer is anymore.
No Matter What You Do, You Can't Catch Up On Rest
For some reason, unknown to all, your body is against the concept of sleeping in. It's the weekend, you have no plans, and yet your body is like WAKE UP, IT'S 7:30 IN THE MORNING!!!
That's OK, Though, Because You Got Enough Sleep
Your wild Saturday night had you going to bed at a lovely 10 p.m., which is exactly what you were hoping for when you were dreaming about it all week. You got your snacks, your stories, you're all set.
At Some Point, You Get Resentful Of Your To-Do List
At first, you were totally stoked about getting it all done, but around halfway through the day on Saturday, you'll wish that you didn't have to do anything other than chill.
Don't Forget About Groceries
Getting groceries is a big part of the weekend grind. You have to get all the food you're going to argue with yourself about needing to eat instead of going out during the week.
You Pretty Much Stick To Your Normal Sleep Schedule
Because you can do whatever you want, you know that doing nothing might be an option after you finished all your chores. As such, being home for the night on a Saturday is totally reasonable.
Sometimes It Gets A Little Dark
The trick is keeping yourself busy enough that you don't have time alone with your thoughts, which is just going to drag you down into a pit of oblivion there is no escape from.
You'll Leave The Hosue Sometimes
But when you do, it's only very briefly, and then you spend the whole time you're there thinking about reasons you can give to leave the party early. Eventually, you start just leaving without even saying goodbye.
Two Days Stops Feeling Like Enough
So much so, you catch yourself thinking you would gladly work an extra two hours every day to be able to have a three-day weekend every weekend. You just have too much to do for two days.
Any Time After 10 Is The Middle Of The Night
When someone makes plans, you assume that they mean meeting up for a drink at like 5 p.m., not 9 p.m., because you've got a date with a book and your bathtub that night.
Drinking Isn't Worth It Anymore
You wake up feeling like garbage most days to begin with, so why make it worse for yourself? Drinking just loses its appeal and you no longer want to do it anymore.
People Who Actually Have Weekend Plans Seem Crazy
How do they do it? It's one of life's greatest mysteries. Like how some people have flawless skin with no pores, or can eat whatever they want without gaining weight.
At Some Point, You Wonder If You Should Just Give Up
You worked hard keeping it together all week, so why not let go a little bit? You used to in your early 20s when you'd get blackout drunk on a Friday. Why can't you do the same now with Oreos?
Things Just Don't Hit The Same Anymore
Anytime you go and try and do something that recaptures the joys of your youth, it just feels like things you used to do for a reason. You understand you've moved past this.
As The Weekend Ends, You Start To Miss Simpler Times
Why didn't we know what we had when we were children? The carefree days of literally having no responsibilities at all? We should be so lucky now to have that kind of life.
You Wish You Regreted It, But You Don't
In fact, this will probably be how you spend next weekend and the one after that. Because this is your life now, and no one is going to make you feel bad about that.