I have talked before about the need to have more friends. That I want to make more connections with people and have people available to me that are close by – not miles and miles away. I talked on Monday about how much I miss Niagara. And a big reason that I miss it so much is because of the friends that I had while I was there. Friends that I no longer have and haven’t been good about keeping in touch with.
One of my high school friends that I have reconnected with – although I haven’t been great about it lately – invited me to attend a Halloween party with her. She has gone to this Halloween party many years with friends that she had met. And part of me wants to go. Because I would hope that there was a possibility that I could meet some new friends and maybe find people to hang out with.
But a bigger part of me does not want to go. I am behind on work and have a ton to catch up on. I don’t really like Halloween – having to dress up in costume and find something to do. And I don’t necessarily like parties. Because, in this instance, I believe that party means heavy drinking. And I am not a heavy drinker.
So, I don’t know what to do. Do I go to the party because I might make/meet new friends? Or do I stay home because I know that I am tired/possibly getting sick/need to catch up on work? Or are those just excuses I am making up? And if they are excuses, do I feel the need to justify my decision?
I don’t make decisions well. I stay on the fence and I go back and forth and can’t ever come to a real choice. I think I’ve already made my choice (not to go!), but what if it’s the wrong choice? Because I do want to make new friends/meet new people.
A few other quick questions:
I had another decision to make recently: I found out that Dierks Bentley was playing with Miranda Lambert in Atlantic City my birthday weekend (well, technically the weekend after my birthday). But there was also a home hockey game (and I love my hockey). Pre-sale tickets go on sale today. I am not going because it is not a limited engagement like I originally thought. They are actually touring together and I’m going to go closer to home – either Syracuse or Rochester. But I’m pumped about that!
Being closer to 26 than 25, does buying (and enjoying for the most part) the new Taylor Swift album count as a guilty pleasure? I’ll be writing more about the album tomorrow or Friday after I have some time to really dissect it a little bit. But if you’re a country fan, definitely buy the deluxe edition at Target, the three songs that are on it are definitely worth it!
Should I go to this party this weekend? Or just call it a wash and rest/do what I need to do?