I spent this past weekend hanging out with my brother and some of his friends and by the time the weekend was over I realized that it was the first time in quite a while that I really felt like I had an awesome time. My brother is actually 4 years younger than me so he’s still a university student. One of my biggest regrets in my life was not really getting enough of the college/university experience. So, I guess I’ve been able to live vicariously through him a little bit since he’s been in college.
It wasn’t like I really did anything that was different than my usual weekend. I drank some beer and hung out, but I got to meet a lot of new people. One thing that I always find interesting about college students is how friendly most of them seem to be. In college everyone is a bit more mature than they were when they were in high school and its rare that you meet someone who thinks they’re too cool to talk to you. I met quite a few people, but I still felt like part of the group even though I’m probably a couple of years older than most of the people I was hanging out with.
Going back to work today was actually harder than normal just because it was just a perfect weekend for me. I honestly felt like it was the most fun I had in about a year. In a lot of ways that’s kind of sad, but life really does get in way pretty quickly and I’m sure that most people really do have less fun as they get older. There are so many responsibilities that interfere and I’m sure they only get worse. Those of you who are older than I am would probably agree.
This weekend really recharged my batteries. I just need to allow myself to have fun more. When was the last time you really had fun?