When I was finished helping my roommates decide what to wear, I figured I should start going through my own closet.
I was still in sweatpants and a cutoff at that point, and I couldn’t go out looking like such a bum. I went through all of the clothes I own and chose what I considered to be a pretty decent ensemble.
Once I was dressed and my hair was styled just the way I like it, I added the finishing touch – makeup. Because I enjoy looking nice, I couldn’t leave my apartment without putting some on, especially after I hadn’t cared about it the past week. And since it was a Saturday night, I even used my MAC eyeliner, which is something I only do on special occasions.
By this time, my roommates had left, and I was just making sure that I was completely ready – I’m the slowest of all of us. After looking myself over in the mirror once, I began turning lights and appliances off. While doing that, I received a text from my roommate, informing me that the plans for the night had been canceled.
I didn’t know what to do.
I was dressed to go out, but had nowhere to go. At first, I moped around for a bit, because I was looking forward to getting out of the apartment. I had been studying all week for tests, so having to stay home yet again did not appeal to me.
A few minutes later, however, I started to appreciate the opportunity to stay in and relax. I hadn’t done that in weeks, because I was always busy with something work or school related.
So I have a suggestion for you. First of all, you should certainly go out with your friends whenever you can. You only get one college experience, so make the most of it.
Every once in a while, though, you should refrain from having a night out. Instead, stay at your place and have an evening to yourself or convince your roommates to stay in with you and watch TV all night.
Sure, it might sound lame, but I promise you it’s not.
If your plans ever get ruined, don’t fret. Just put on your pajamas, pop in a movie and relax. You’ll enjoy every second.