In defence of being a 21 year old grandma.

staying home - 21 year old grandma
staying home - 21 year old grandma

You may be able to tell from my Instagram that I like a cosy set up. The majority of my photos feature blankets, coffee and candles – because that is what my life mostly consists of! I am a self-confessed 21 (almost 22) year old grandma. Staying home and living that hygge life is what I do best and I am not ashamed to admit it.

I haven’t always been like this – when I first went to university I was out partying multiple times a week, had a terrible sleeping pattern and the majority of my wardrobe consisted of tight ‘night out’ dresses rather than loungewear. But over the past few years I have begun to see the benefits of a slower paced life.

staying home, 21 year old grandma

I am quite often made fun of by my friends for going to bed so early and being such a homebody. But, I am using this blog post as an opportunity to defend myself and put forward my argument for why staying home is best.

First of all, hygge is totally trendy right now. I think staying home is the new going out – all I see on social media is people talking about the cosy, relaxing Danish lifestyle. I think there is a bit more of a movement towards staying in and appreciating life’s small pleasures and I have been totally on board with it.

I think this is partly due to the fact I’ve moved in with my boyfriend and now my flat is a proper home. We’ve invested in some nice homeware pieces that make our surroundings cosy, comfortable and also totally our own. So why shouldn’t I stay at home to enjoy them?

staying home, hygge, 21 year old grandma

Now don’t get me wrong – I do still go out! However, nowadays I prefer spending weekends getting out to see my city and trying new places to eat. I also love just going over to other people’s houses for a drink on the weekends – the alcohol quality is always better and you can actually talk to people! Clubbing is definitely reserved for more special occasions for me now.

I personally think that living a slower paced ‘hygge’ lifestyle has allowed me to gain more balance in my life. My sleeping pattern is pretty solid now, I’m saving more money and I am just happier in general. Especially because I am so busy and stressed a lot of the time due to being in the final year of my masters degree, having this balance is so beneficial.

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So yeah, I’m a 21 year old grandma and proud. Next week is my birthday so I am actually going to be going out for some drinks & even to a club afterwards (OMG!) but I am looking forward to it. Grandma has to get out the house sometimes! I’d love to hear your thoughts on staying in – are you a grandma like me or a party animal?


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  • Dionne says:

    I’ve very much a grandma too! I love nothing more than a night in in my cosy PJs with a bowl of popcorn, burning my candles and just chilling out. I’ve been a party animal really, don’t get me wrong I love the occasional “wild” night to let my hair down but 9 times out of ten just pass me the takeaway menu and a cosy blanket on the sofa.

    Dionne xoxo

    DeeDee Louise

  • Eloise says:

    girl I’m exactly the same and my friends too laugh at me being a ‘grandma’ but I find a day in the city and a night nursing some hot chocolate and a good movie far more appealing than a crazy night out and I really don’t see a problem with it. you do you 🙂 xx

  • LuxeStyle says:

    I always go to bed early and if I’m out past like 10, I end up struggling to stay awake! I’ve always been a early to bed and early to rise kinda person though, and I don’t care what people say! x

  • missgetaway says:

    LOVE this! I’m actually quite the same. There’s nothing like a quiet night in. So cozy and comfortable.

    Love, Kerstin

  • I’m the same and a few years older than you too so good luck to me 😉 haha!

  • Lisa says:

    I totally agree! I just want to relax and feel cosy after a long day! I think experience a wee bit too much JOMO 😉

  • Pinja says:

    I’m definitely with you on this! And I’m even a 20 (almost 21!) year old grandma 😉 I’ve never been one to go out clubbing a lot, and all those less than 10 times I’ve been to a club I’ve remembered why I usually don’t go. I love cozy nights in, but I also love just going out for drinks or cooking a lovely dinner with friends. I want to actually be able to have conversations with the people I’m spending my night with, which usually leaves clubs out of the question. Plus, I appreciate my sleep too much to sacrifice it for a night out that I probably wouldn’t even enjoy anyway haha! 😉

  • I love this! I did a little partying when I was out of high school, but once I hit university all I wanted to do was curl up in bed with my laptop and a movie on a Friday night. I love the cozy trend that’s going on right now, I think it helps us take better care of each other. Amazing photos by the way 🙂
    Steph x. Hello, Steph Blog

  • Immy May says:

    LOVE this gal. I had a similar chat the other day, I went out with my gal pals and the actual night out bit was probably my least favourite. I enjoy staying in with good food / good company SO much more than being out on the town. I really, reaaally dislike the rude bouncers and bitchy vibes, I also really don’t like being cold haha! I think we are all on the same page! ALL about the hygge life these days >:) Immy x

  • Love this post – totally agree. I’m completely the same. The thought of going out out is a nightmare to me at the moment – expensive, exhausting and never as fulfilling as you’d hope it would be.

    annie | appletoothpaste

  • Ioanna says:

    TOTALLY the same!! My friends always make fun of me for this.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Now I have refueled my arguments for why staying at home is the best thing ever!

    Ioanna |

  • Katie Wright says:

    Oh I’m a grandma 100% and totally fine with it!
    { Katie Actually }

  • 100% agree with you, I am myself a 21 year old grandma – a wild night is going to bed after 11!! haha As you said I love exploring my city and going for lunch or dinner with my friends and I only go clubbing on special occasions! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • shona mellis; says:

    I love this post! There is nothing better than staying in and having a cosy night! x