I’m a very extroverted person. You kind of have to be if you live the life of a song leader. If you think about it, it is my job to uplift and create spirit and energy in a crowd. It’s not much different from being a cheerleader…except that you have to play guitar and sing instead of tumble and fly through the air.
You would think with all of these years of nurturing these skills, I’d live for parties. Of course, when I was younger, I most certainly lived for parties. It’s all I did! Now that I’m an adult, however, all I want to do is stay at home, do chores, read books….get stuff done. It is hard to go out when you have a “to do” list a mile long.
Besides the “to do” list, I find as I get older it’s harder for me to make up small talk with people I don’t know. It’s not that I’m shy, but there are too may other distractions. I’m constantly looking after my kids and am worried about all of the many responsibilities I will have to scramble to get done when I return home. Parties were so much more carefree when I was younger.
Does it make me a nerd that I just can’t enjoy parties as much as I used to? I don’t want to come off as being socially inept today, but I’m just saying! Give me my robe and slippers over my party dress and high heels any day! I guess getting older has turned me into a homebody, and maybe there’s nothing wrong with it.
My song of the day is to honor the party girl who once was. I’ve always loved this old U2 song. It reminds me a of a college friend and how we used to sing it at the top of our lungs over and over again. I may not be the same “party girl” anymore, but the song makes me smile. Click HERE to listen to U2’s “Party Girl.” It’s nice to reflect, but not for too long, because I have a gazillion things to check off on the “to do” list. I’m off to go do them. Have a great day everyone!