that is exactly what I am right now. I guess I REALLY am growing up...lol. Not to say anyone out enjoying this festive day is immature or has not grown up. My point being that I simply made a choice to not show up on my second day of my new job looking like a band member of the Rolling Stones. Last year I was too depressed to get out and so it was easy then. However, two years ago I would have likely requested a half day and been inebriated to the point of public ridicule by sunset. Would I have stopped there? Most likely not...I would have likely run into friends and been notified of a "great" party that one "would be a fool to miss". Of course to be completely honest if I were better off financially I would have most likely gone and had a couple for happy hour somewhere.
All in all I can see how I am making much better decisions now than I have in the past. I know that this will all pay off soon and I will be reaping the rewards when I finally get my apartment. It will be the first time in my entire life I have lived ALONE. Ever since moving out of my parents place, at an age much younger than I would recommend, I have had roommates. Now that I am working again I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It will not be long before I am experiencing TRUE independence. And for that I am grateful that I sit here typing this blog on Cinco de Sober!