My typical Friday and Saturday nights are spent home alone on the computer and then watching some tv before bed which is usually around 10pm. I realize that a lot of people my age are out at parties or bars with their friends on these nights and they stay out late into the morning hours.
Yesterday, I went out with group of people my age to celebrate my sister's birthday. We went to a bar where they had a stand up comedy night. Then we went to a restaurant/bar after that. Both of these were down town in the busy city away from the suburbs that I am used to. We stayed out til about 12pm. At that point our smaller group decided to go home while the other part stayed out to go to yet another bar.
While I had a good time, in fact I seemed to be enjoying the evening more than most of the other people in the group, I still, given the choice would prefer to stay home by myself and just watch Youtube videos, or listen to radio shows and music.
Going out for me is a big deal. It involves a lot of uncertainty, compromised security, and a general feeling of being uncomfortable. I don't like being in unfamiliar situations surrounded by a lot of people I don't know, eating foods that I don't know if I will like, listening to music chosen by other people. That is my personality type. I realize that some people do like all of these things, and for them, going out every weekend and doing these things is what they want to do.
Tying back my title, after having gone out last night, I am very reassured that the way I am living and spending my time is right for me. Just because a lot of people want to go out and party on the weekends, doesn’t mean that what you are supposed to do. I am happy living the way I want to.
You can apply this to your life and your situation. Do what makes you happy even if it goes against the norm.