It’s official; I’m finally slowing down. And I’m not talking old age and brittle bones here. I’m referring to the realization that I may be getting burnt out on living life in the fast lane. Remember all those wonderful things I referenced in my “Hi, I’m Amy, 5′9″, Jewish, Single, In Love with Life” post? Weekend getaways, raging dance parties with even wilder after-parties, sex toy escapades, endless physical affection, snuggles, and support, oh, and the play parties? Well, aside from the physical affection and snuggles, lately I seem to be more interested in staying in with a friend or two, or even just focusing on some quality ME-time rather than playing around with my lovey-dovey family of friends.
Perhaps it’s because Summer’s over (despite the recent Indian Summer heat waves). Students are back in school, tourists are starting to make plans for weekend getaways to the snow, the weather is cooling down, and come early November, the days will feel far too short as it will be dark by 5pm. Time to stay indoors, retain energy, and snuggle.
My other theory as to why I’m ready to exit life in the fast lane is because the way we do single, my 6 months of freedom is more like a year + to the average 20-something-year-old. Seriously, it’s almost like one of those year-round intensive educational programs; no breaks, and absolutely no part-time students. Basically, I have been enrolled in a concentrated single-life program, and my classmates and I are all full-time single people. And it is so delicious and incredibly beautiful and oh-so-very exhausting and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything in the world!
I’m not the only one who feels this way. It seems that most of my ‘classmates’ are ready to take it down a notch or two. I think I’ve heard the majority of them say “it’s been a crazy year” without realizing we still have 3 more months to go. At the same time, in no way are the days of playfulness over. I, for one, most certainly still want to play. I’m just ready for a new game