It’s my birthday. Today pretty much, as you are reading this. Not fourth months ago when I wrote the post you’ll read next week. But actually today.
I am not reckoning for a great birthday this year.
I have had a birthday tradition that I have followed for the better part of the past fifteen years. To the best of my ability, I get the fuck out of the town I am currently living in, with bonus points if I can get out of the country as well. I have been extremely successful at it over the past few years, and it has been something that I enjoy. I would go somewhere new, eat some interesting food, walk around and see some things, and do other things that I tend to enjoy.
But this is 2020, and all plans have been told to go kick rocks for a few months.
I live in a boring ass city. All the food around me is Greek. There is pretty much no variety. Greek food is good, for sure, but it is a little samey after a while. You can enjoy only so many Greek salads before wanting to commit an extinction of sorts on all cucumbers. Grilled meat, for all its glory also gets boring very fast. I would kill for anything not related to this country.
So what is a guy to do?
While cooking myself would seem like the obvious solution, I am a little burned out of even doing that. Though I might do.
I am burned out on a lot of things.
It’s all about the job I have, and the posts about that shit are coming soon. You’ll be sick of my kvetching before you know it.
I made the realization that since starting this job it has become increasingly hard to do all things that once made me happy. I barely read anymore, I don’t write anymore, and my great backlog of posts on this blog is quickly disappearing.
I haven’t cleaned my room in ages.
So I have decided to spend my birthday doing a whole lot of self care. Here is the tentative schedule:
- Clean my room
- Go to a barber
- Make a savory pie
- Read a book on my roof with a cocktail
- Continue fixing my computer
- Blog maybe?
- Watch a shitty movie
- Eat a cake
And that should be a day. Even that is feeling like a bit much right now. The important thing would be that I do all these things as leisurely as possible, and take no urgency with getting these done. Mostly, the reading a book under the sun with a cold drink is the most enjoyable part, and I am looking forward to it a lot.
Maybe I will post an update later today. We shall see.