Don’t conform to others’ versions of ‘fun’

Andrew Paisley, Opinion Editor

Everyone has fun in their own way. Some people like to sit around and play cards or board games with friends. Others like to go out on the town and party. And then, some people like to curl up with a blanket on the couch and watch old black and white films.

My idea of fun has drastically changed over the last four months.

I used to have to go out on the town almost every night. I felt very bored if I did not.

I still miss doing that sometimes, but since getting sober I’ve found other ways to have fun. There are ways of having fun I always enjoyed to a certain extent, but they were never first choice.

As I write this column, I’m currently curled up on the couch with a blanket watching “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and I’m having an absolute blast.

Not everyone is going to agree with your idea of fun, and that’s okay. We all are different and have different tastes.

It is up to you to do what makes you happy. Don’t do something that you dislike and find boring just because someone else thinks it is fun.

If you want to go out with friends, have a few drinks and dance, then go for it. No one is going to stop you. If you want to have a game night with friends and play Monopoly or Scrabble, do it.

Life is short in so many ways and we need to cherish and enjoy it by doing the things that make us happy, and we need to not do something just because we feel like it is the “cool” thing to do.

Happiness is the key to everything in life, and we have to decide to do what makes us feel good.

Andrew Paisley is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].