To relax after a long period of hard work, my friends and I got together for dinner and alcohol. It was maybe the first time I invited friends to the house. I Iike my privacy and quiet time, but it was nice to invite trusted friends to our home and to share an enjoyable evening. It was a chance to get to know each other beyond our professional duties.
As I get older I think I am becoming more open to meeting people. People are pretty fantastic, but under certain settings. As an introvert, I still prefer small gatherings to large parties.
We spent the night watching a movie, drinking, and talking until almost 2 am, which is super late for me. Had a nice sleep afterward. The night was not about alcohol, it was about trust and friendship.