I Returned Home From a Friend’s Wedding Reception and Started Working at 10 p.m.
It was a cold night.
I’ve had a few drinks at the party — my friend’s wedding reception.
I met everyone. I also made some new friends, which is unlike me because I’m not very good at meeting strangers.
Anyway, I had a great time.
It was 9:30 p.m. when the party was over. Everyone said their goodbyes and returned home.
So did I.
Since my home was nearby, I walked alone for 10 minutes on a cold, dark night.
I got home, took off my suit, and freshened up.
I wasn’t ready for bed.
So, I opened my laptop and started working on a draft for my story.
It’s so unlike me. I mean, who returns from a party and starts working late at night?
Am I getting too old? Have I stopped enjoying my life?
Of course not.
At least, I don’t think so.
I thought I was having fun at the party.
But the reality was different. I was only pretending to enjoy it. I didn’t care much.
All I thought about was my work. I came home and wrote an article. I enjoyed that, for sure.
When you are in your thirties, your priorities change. It’s not about partying and chilling with friends anymore.
Sure, those things matter too. But they wouldn’t be on the top of the list.
What matters now is your work, relationships with family, and thinking about the future.
Life’s undoubtedly hit me hard in my thirties.
It might seem like an overreaction, but it has not been the same ever since I turned thirty.
I can feel the changes in me.
My priorities have shifted to something other than what it used to be.
What matters most to me now is my relationships and work.