Early 20s done with going out?
Is anyone else in their early 20s sort of over going out?
As some background, I went to a massive party school where drinking heavily 3 nights a week was the norm. I drank a little in high school but really stepped it up in college. I lived at home during COVID as I started my program virtually, and honestly was kind of depressed with everything going on so only drank a handful of times as a result. Now living in the city for ~3 months (mostly with friends from school), obviously going out is still a big part of my social scene. I think maybe its just because I took a "year off" but I just genuinely don't enjoy it anymore and feel like I am just wasting a lot of money to get hammered and not really get anything in return, except wasting a few days feeling like crap. Especially given where my tolerance is I am getting drunker than I used to get more consistently, which I think is playing into it as well. Thinking back over the past year I came around to not drinking as much and having the clearer state of mind and getting to experience other new things.
This is not to say I am looking to quit drinking entirely, I certainly enjoy drinking socially on dates/dinner and going to more casual bars, but I think I am just over raging until 4am. Anyone have similar feelings? Any advice? I worry that this culture is just so embedded in my personal life that it would have negative ramifications for taking a step back.