“Everybody seems to think I’m lazy. I don’t mind, I think they’re crazy.”

– The Beatles, ‘I’m Only Sleeping’

Friday night, 9:04 PM:

It is then that the cognitive dissonance sets in, filling my mind with conflicting thoughts and potential FOMO. My heart knows that I’m thoroughly craving curling up in my bed, smearing on an indulgent face mask, and reading a book or working on my writing. I want to listen to Bruce Springsteen and drink oolong tea.

I want to be alone.

But my head is screaming, “That’s not the college experience! You need to go out whenever you can and do everything!

Continued