Party Pooper?

Dear Coco,

As I am getting older, my friends are becoming more and more interested in parties and going out. Thinking about this stuff makes me nervous and anxious! Any advice?


Dear Anonymous,

My advice in this scenario is to only do what you are comfortable with! There is no shame in staying at home on a Friday night to watch Netflix because sometimes you need to unwind after a stressful week of school. That being said, it is also important to make time for your friends, as this is just as important as your alone time. If you do not feel like going out, why don’t you invite a friend over to watch a movie together? That way you can relax without the added stress of going out, and you also get to hang with your close friends. Additionally, don’t ever  feel like you have to go to parties just because “everyone” is going. Parties are not for everyone, and it’s important recognize what you think is fun, rather than what you think others expect you to do.

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