I feel like we, as a generation, are becoming more and more lazy. Not just through the use of technology for the majority of most of our tasks, but socially as well. Last night I went to a 21st of a friend of mine, who had invited 70 people. 63 of the people said they were attending on the Facebook event. At about 9.30, the usual time for speeches, and during the speeches, we did a head count, and there were about 30 people there. Less than half of those who said they were going. I will admit, when I got home from a busy day at work, I was not that keen to get changed, do my hair and makeup, drop my dog off, go to this party, and drive back to Matt’s house (he is really sick!) to keep him company. But I did, because I said I would. I feel like people think its okay to just bail as long as they say they’re attending to the event beforehand. Uhh, this is not okay! I know I have done this before so I can’t really blame anyone, but I am never doing it again. Tell people right from the start if you can or can’t attend. Be honest, and plan. Put dates in your diary so you don’t double up (it’s so easy to do, repeat offender here!), and if you do double up, go to both. People go to so much effort to put these events on for the people that they love the most (21sts especially, not so much house parties), and they need to know numbers for catering, alcohol, seating, space, etc. ‘And what did you do instead of going to the 21st that was so much better than the 21st?’. This is what I ask myself every time I decline going to an event, not just 21sts. The answer has never not been ‘I have no idea’. If I didn’t go last night, I would have spent the night snuggling with my dog, looking at magazines and drawing. Yeah, I would have enjoyed it but I would feel regretful during the night and the next day that I didn’t go. I wouldn’t remember how fantastic that night of reading was in a weeks time, I would remember seeing how happy and appreciative my friend was that we showed up to his party, enjoyed the company of his family and friends, food, alcohol and party atmosphere. I really feel like this kind of question is a good decider of what will create good memories in the future. What would I be doing instead? What would I enjoy looking back on most? A lot of the time we don’t feel like going out, buying things, going out for dinners, just because we may be feeling a bit tired or strapped for dollars to be saved for things in the future. All I can say is, stop being a puss and go do something enjoyable. Life is too short to be a lazy sook. Go and enjoy things. You won’t miss the money you spend, you will have more energy than you would if you stayed in bed longer. There will always be time for quiet time, and unplanned quiet time is often the best. Sleep when you’re dead.