I’m really mid-life now – should I be having a crisis?

Today started off just like any other day. Except it isn’t. It’s my birthday and I’m sitting here alone – against thanks to the pandemic and restrictions. Birthdays aren’t usually a big deal to me. Last year, the pandemic was just getting started when it was my birthday. It’s just a reminder that I’ve been in isolation for almost exactly a year.

I decided to make the most of it and slept in. Like until 10 am. Chatted with the family for a bit on the phone then rolled over and went back to sleep until about 1 pm. The drugs are still messing with my sleep. Some nights I don’t sleep at all. And others, it just makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. But I got up. Had a shower. Got into some cleanish clothes. Spoiled myself with a latte instead of a coffee.

Now I’m thinking about dinner plans. I think it might be a good night for sushi. Or maybe Chinese food. I don’t know. Or maybe I’ll hold off until tomorrow and then I’ll have leftovers for the weekend. I’m in lazy mode. But I think it’s mostly the drugs.

I’m still searching for a condo. I have the search narrowed down and have a few properties I want to check out next week. I’ve reached out to potential landlords and we’ll see who gets back to me. I was going to move into my older building which I found a nice unit for less rent. Until the owner told me it would cost $250 just to rent the elevator key to move in? And then extra money to hook up your phone to the intercom. Talk abut highway robbery. There are plenty of other buildings that won’t gouge your pocket books.

That’s it for me today. Short update. Taking a bit of a break from writing to focus on finding a new home. Time is running out!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hilary Tan says:

    Happy Birthday, Wendy! 🎉🥳 Tbh I mostly spend my birthdays alone and they are quite uneventful. I highly suggest doing something for yourself today. It could be as small as a Starbucks drink or something bigger like buying something you’ve really wanted for a while. Or you could watch a movie you haven’t watched yet etc.

    Every year I feel sad when it’s my birthday because I don’t like getting older and I am really not looking forward to my birthday this year, because I turn another decade older ☹️

    The pandemic is out of our control and of sucks that we’re currently dealing with this. In this day and age, you’d think the pandemic would be over by now.


  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks HIlary. I had a super lazy day with lots of naps. My sister is buying me dinner this weekend so that will be my celebration! COVID can’t last too much longer. Being in isolation for a year isn’t healthy for anyone!


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