Saturday, February 28, 2009

Enjoying boring “grown up” things

When you get to be in your thirties there’s two things you can do: You can either try to hang on to the illusion that you are still as cool, energetic and exciting as you were in your twenties or just embrace your newfound boringness.

Am I exaggerating? Maybe. But the fact remains that more and more these days my friends and I decide to stay home with a few bottles of wine instead of going out. When we do go out we tend to start early and go home at a decent hour.

I can’t say I am drinking any less than I did when I was a student, but I can no longer have unlimited amounts of alcohol, no sleep and be productive at work the next day. Neither do I want to.

Other boring stuff I enjoy besides not staying up all night partying, include going for daily walks. I started doing this a while ago just to get some exercise, but now I love it and it’s part of my daily routine.

Every single day I take an hourly break of what I am doing to go for a walk. It’s great for both getting some fresh air, some exercise and to clear your head. For someone like me who spends most of her time behind a computer, it’s ideal.

Apart from one other person (you know who you are), I know very few people who would enjoy this hobby. Well, apart from the senior citizens of course. But I don’t really care. I like it and that’s all that matters.

Another thing I love that’s not so much boring, but part of having a “grown up” job, is that I now travel first class on trains. It’s a luxury worth every cent, especially during rush hour when the second class is so overcrowded.

An extra nice little bonus is that most first class trains now have electricity so you can plug in your laptop. I guess it’s kind of boring to get excited about this, but I do. Trust me, there’s far worse stuff I get excited about, but I will keep those things to myself for now…


J said...

first class train travel??? pure luxury!!!(
yes, I am one of those in the overcrowded 2nd day!!!)

oh tell about the other "boring" things... makes me feel less on my own with a very similar take on the thirties :D

J (still frantic and panicky)

Feylamia said...

I love my daily walks and I still have a few years before the big 30. :-D

Natazzz said...

Feylamia, great to have found another walking fan :-)

I'll do a "I'm so boring" Part deux sometime, just for you J

J. said...

Yeah... thanks Natazzz