Today I reach the number of posts that I have in years of life. I’m quite proud of it, to be honest! I haven’t blogged consistently in my 20s at all, so this is a good return to practice, even if it is filled with depressing stories and my whining at a not so hard lot in life.
I wonder how this week will go. I’m dreading going back to work but feel much more relaxed and calm after taking the weekend to myself. I want to do this much more often.
What have I got lined up ahead of me? A few dinners (save my wallet please) and seeing my parents. They’ve been gallivanting around the UK the past week. They deserve it, though – now that both my brother and I are salaried adults, they should do whatever the heck they want! I hope I’m half as amazing as they are when I reach my 50s.
I’ve just left the office at 10.30pm – that’s what comes of taking the Friday off, I suppose. 過労死。。。I don’t feel too exhausted, but I know it’s not sustainable. I didn’t even get everything done that I wanted to. I’m in a new department, so of course there’s a fair amount of adjustment, but it’s pretty difficult keeping up with all the things going on. On the bright side, I had karaage and gyudon for dinner. We get dinner provided by the company if we stay past 7pm, which is fair enough since we’re staying late. I wish I had left, though.
What else is going on? I’m feeling fitter, and healthier. I’m still pretty bitter and morose, but time is a great healer.
A friend admitted feelings for me today, and said that if he were in the same country, he’d pursue me. I’m definitely not in the right place for that and plainly told him so, but it was brave of him to admit. I told him to just go for the opportunities he had in front of him because I certainly don’t want to hold him back and I can’t even think about romantic relationships at the moment. It’s flattering but also stressful – how do you handle things like that? Do you, can you remain friends? What’s a tactful but realist way to deal with things?
I realised that I’m going bouldering on Sunday. Goodbye my beautiful nails! Let’s see how they hold up under this ultimate test… I really hope they remain unscathed because otherwise that is gonna be an expensive hangnail. Shoutout again to the artist @kailinails on insta again for being amazing at her job though. If you think I’m shallow that’s coo’, you do you, but I feel really pleased every time I see my thumbs. It’s quite distracting when I type.
Kiki, do you love me?