I used to be a night owl, staying up until 2 AM on a normal night and not getting up until at least 10. Now I go to bed at 10.
My Saturday night used to be filled with friends and fun events. Now, a normal Saturday night consists of dinner with the hubs, pajamas by 8:00, movie on the couch and I typically don't complain about it.
I used to have lots of girlfriends and girl's night was a common occurrence, which I sometimes miss. Now, I cherish the time I have with just my husband and we rarely have company.
I used to be able to eat whatever I want and not have to worry about it. Now, I am counting calories and painstakingly working out 4 times a week. I quiver at the thought of summer and bikinis.
My only responsibilities were schoolwork and having fun. Now, I own a house, have a job, have pets, etc.etc.
Even though life is different, life is still beautiful. Yes, it may not be a wild and crazy weekend, but it's spent with the ones I love. It may be stressful at times and adulthood is daunting, but it grows you as a person. The journey is still exciting and what lies ahead we don't always know or expect, but we are always changing. Embracing the change makes the difference. Will it be beautiful or will it be unwelcomed? I choose to welcome it.