*sigh* I’m tired, y’all. (That could be this whole post, honestly, but I owe you and me a bit more than that.)
These past few months of unemployment during this pandemic have been wildly busy. I’ve been taking calls with people to catch up, as well as responding back to some email requests, mainly so I can keep my name and work out there (hello momentum!) but also so I don’t focus on everything else happening in this country right now. I had told some people that I was going to treat this time as a period of rest and relaxation, but my Type A personality stepped in and shut that down real quick.
Don’t even get me started on the stress around just re-doing my resume so I can start applying for jobs.
Anyway, it’s now the middle of July here, and with coronavirus cases hitting record highs every day, it’s pretty clear that we’re not going to see the end of this shit for a very long time. Spend a few minutes on Instagram on Twitter and you’ll see that people are not social distancing, not wearing masks, and just carrying on with their regular summer routines like this virus hasn’t already killed almost 140,000 people THIS YEAR. I’ve pretty much cancelled any plans that involve me hopping on a plane, crossing state lines, or at this point, leaving the city in any form of mass transit.
Video games and vaping have been my saving grace. I’ve sunk over 500 hours into Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and now that my island is like I want it, I’m slowly getting back into other games I’ve bought over the months and years. (Still ain’t beat Persona 5 yet, but it is pretty to look at.) Aside from some edibles, my stash of hash is quickly dwindling, so I already know the first thing I’m doing when this country is in the free and clear is traveling to a city where weed is legal and I’m buying up a small fortune of vape cartridges. (I have CBD ones too, but they just help me sleep.)
All this free time and restricted movement has given me time to catch up on television shows, movies, and even do some reading — all things I usually put on the back burner when I’m in my regular routine. I also have more time than ever to dwell on being single and sexless right now, but we’ll save talking about that for another time.
Hell, it almost took me two months just to get THIS post out. Baby steps, y’all.