I remember the first party I ever went to in high school. Not only was I the only person there who didn't drink yet, but I arrived so early that I got there before the person hosting the party did. Seriously. I sat in our family van with my mom and I ended up helping the girl set everything up.
I wish I could say that over the years I grew out of my obsessive compulsive need to be early for events but alas, I am early 99.9% of the time. And not even 5 minutes early, I'm talking 30-45 minutes. Even for dinners with my family when I know they will all be late.
If something positive has come out of me being unfashionably early, it's my ability to get dressed really really quickly. Of course I have days where I hum and haw over what to wear, but if I'm on a time limit? No problem.
Like the other day where I told myself I had 5 minutes to run into the house and throw on something before rushing to dinner. Luckily my legs were shaved (over share?) because I was able to throw in this vintage dress and accessorize it with basic black in 3 minutes. I even had enough time to spare that I got to take 2 quick photos!
And then I arrived to dinner 23 minutes early and got to sit in my car tweeting.