Dear Party Animal,
Life events and time tend to dictate for us when the partying should stop. I had a lot of fun in college, all the way from freshman to senior year the weekends were reserved for whooping it up with booze and buddies.
I had so much fun! The most miraculous thing about all of it was I could wake up the next morning, pound out a paper, go to my work study and essentially lead my life like a functioning human being.
Now from the distant shores of 24, partying takes on a different tone. If I don’t monitor my drinking, I pay dearly for it the next morning with the type of hangover I can only describe as having an angry swarm of hornets buzzing and stinging around in your cranium. My eyes are heavy, my whole body feels like it weighs 1,000 lbs and the mere mention of an alcoholic beverage has me running to the bathroom to re-experience the cocktails of last evening.
More often than not nature takes its course and lets your body know when it’s time to start taking it easy. If you’re 27 and still have the alcohol tolerance of a 20-year-old, you are a unicorn and I want to be you.
However, if you feel that your drinking is becoming a problem or an addiction you should seek help. If partying makes you unhappy at any age, or if drinking turns you into a person that you don’t want to be, then it may be time to consider cutting out the sauce.
Listen to your heart and your body, they won’t steer you wrong.