“We can still make the 11pm show…. I’m up for it if you are….”
“Let’s go…. we’re only young once!”
If I were ridiculously cool this would be the opening to a conversation ending in a spur of the moment trip to Vegas. To sing and rock out among the crowd at a secret Florence and The Machine concert. With glow sticks.
Sadly, this was the conversation leading to a late night trip to the movie theater to watch The Great Gatsby. Yes, the movie theater.
Last Friday I met up with my BFFs for some girl time (people still say that right, “BFFs”?) and we couldn’t help but notice how much our “nights out” have turned into “nights in.” And maybe we’ve taken a liking to Bingo. Case in point: a few months back my friend Naomi actually started a sentence with “The other day while I was at the Bingo Store….” True. Story. Who goes to a Bingo Store? Naomi does…. and that’s why we’re friends
I’ll blame it on being in that “in between” phase – you know, not 21 years old anymore, but not yet ready to hang up our high heels - somewhere in there. I’m embracing it…. and my DVR is proof of it. Staying in to watch back to back episodes of Say Yes To The Dress and every show on the Bravo Channel never sounded better…. and maybe an occasional Lifetime movie. Maybe
Adding to my new adventure as a Wedding Photographer is this new life transition into the late 20′s version of me…. we’ll call her Crystal 2.0! City nights are becoming Red Box nights, Dance Parties are becoming Quiet Dinner Parties and Full Hair and Makeup is becoming Lipgloss and Updos. Is it weird that I’m totally okay with it? With the occasional midnight movie theater trip it pretty much all levels out…. Really.
So, according to everyone (and by everyone, I mean my family) the next phase for me is marriage and children. That right there? Well there’s no rush for all that…. for now, I’m perfectly fine with documenting gorgeous weddings and take notes for my own