Ah aging—it’s so humbling. I was recently joking with my girlfriends about the fact that, when we were in college, we’d refer to a night on which we each had our own, personal bottle of wine at home as a night we “Weren’t drinking.” Wine barely counted as alcohol. But quiet nights spent watching TV still included copious amounts of it. In college, we’d pride ourselves on taking two complete nights off drinking in a seven-day stretch. Now that I’m a bit older, I pride myself on surviving two complete nights that involve alcohol. My, how times have changed. It’s alright; other, more gratifying things fill my time now and I don’t need all of the partying. But, I still need my girls’ nights and when I have them, I really see how age is catching up. Here is how girls’ night changes from your 20s to your 30s.
You schedule it a month out
They aren’t spontaneous. They can’t be. People have jobs and trips planned with their significant others and conferences and weddings to attend. If we’re going to get a girls’ night in the books, the email thread to plan it begins at least a month in advance.