Since James and I have moved into our new home, staying in has definitely become the new going out! I honestly don’t think it’s 100% down to money either, but (at the moment anyway) we actually still like spending time with each other. Shock and awe I know! 😉
Millennials have the most debt of any group of university graduates, like, ever, with some never being able to get a job they trained for. At the same time, we were the first generation to all grow up with computers in our homes and no one knows their way around an iPhone and quirky new technology better than us.
According to some, because of this fact, it is said that a lot of millennials don’t actually know how to socialise and interact with people…I call bullsh*t. People of my age and as young as my brother, know how to socialise so well! My brother at 19, has a bloody better social life than I ever did.
On the flip side though, I’m at a point in my life where (as much a lot of people would say I should still be going out a drinking every Saturday night) I enjoy staying in! I enjoy settling down on a night and reading a book, or cooking with James, or even spending an hour in the attic bedroom doing yoga. Plus I quite enjoy having savings and money left at the end of the month (even if it is only a tenner)!
Don’t get me wrong I enjoy going out for dinner, girly drinks and after-work cocktails, but I can think of nothing worse than being in a sweaty nightclub at 2am fending off armpits in my face on the dancefloor…
Here are my top reasons why going out is the new staying in!
What do you talk about most with your friends? The things you went out and did or the show you stayed home and watched? My money, 9 time out of 10 is on the show. If you haven’t binge-watched “Friends”, “Stranger Things” or “Peaky Blinders” then I really don’t know what we have to talk about.
You don’t have to scream over club music you (a) don’t understand and (b) don’t enjoy. Hanging out at home means that you and your significant other and friends can have actual conversations with background music you like, at whatever volume you want.
This may seem like a strange one as I’m 100% a people person but I have to admit, I enjoy not running into people I can’t stand, not having forced conversations with people I don’t know, not getting hit on by some mansplaining, no drunk girl at the bar spilling her drink all over you. Yeah…I think I’ll stay in thanks!
Now I’m on a proper healthy eating phase at the moment and trying to blend that into my normal everyday routine but on a cheat day, there is nothing better than donning my jammies and tucking into a takeaway with a movie on.
The single biggest bain of my life! To wear a dress, skirt, or rock the jeans and a nice top. It’s a frickin’ nightmare! If you know me (or know James as he moans about this a lot), I can NEVER decide what to wear! That mixed with the seasons…ugh. If it’s winter you have to take a coat which can ruin your outfit, and in summer your makeup runs if it’s too warm. Give me my joggers and a hoody any day!
Did you know that what a restaurant pays for a bottle of wine, is what you pay for a glass??? Or that the price of the bottle is usually at least three times what it should be? At home, I can pop open a bottle of my favourite £6.00 pinot grigio and get cracking on. And as an added bonus, there’s never a line for the toilet at home 😉
Don’t get me wrong, staying in isn’t for everyone. I have friends who still love going out and having a good time, but I equally can have a good time in the comfort of my own home. I don’t really think you can put an age on when you start to stay in more, I think it just happens. It’s such a personal thing and totally dependent on the time you’re at in your life.