Nearly the weekend

It’s been a long week. We’ve been consistently busy at work which is good. But the only downside is that greater engagement with clients and coworkers at work leaves me more burned out by the time I go home. Fortunately I have about an hour alone in the evening before my roommate gets back. So I use that time to prep supper, prepare things for the next day, and do bits of cleaning in our shared areas.

I’m not sure if it’s due to the restrictions, but my (highly extroverted) roommate has been more needy than ever. She’s pretty good at leaving me alone if my door is closed. And I’ve been utilizing that option a lot lately in order to recharge. So that’s been great. But as soon as I leave my room to fetch a glass of water or use the washroom, she pops out of her room like a jack-in-the-box and starts talking. It would be almost comical if I wasn’t so mentally exhausted. And at that point, I’m not even coherent. So I can’t really explain why I need to be alone.

On the plus side, we’ve been having absolutely beautiful weather. So I’ve been able to go for walks outdoors more often. It’s truly been a lifesaver. Especially since my roommate only leaves our place for work and groceries. And constantly wants to talk when we’re in the same room. And follows me around like a puppy if I move from one room to the next.

But I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’ll probably do some cleaning around home (with headphones in). Grab a cup of coffee or tea and go for a walk. And spend some time with my daily planner. What are you up to this weekend?

11 thoughts on “Nearly the weekend

  1. Bart Leahy says:

    Yeah, my extrovert friends are not doing well. : / Fortunately, I live alone, but I be sure to let my talkative friends expends some social energy when we talk.

    The weekend will be busy: work, work, work.

    I found a “social” online activity that fits my needs given that I can’t travel overseas as of yet: taking classes to pursue a topic that interests me. That gets me into the company of people with similar interests, but in a limited, online fashion so I can shut down when I want. Something to consider if you’re stuck inside for a while yet.

    Be well,

    /b

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  2. Greg Dennison says:

    Sitting around doing nothing, like I do every weekend these days… probably writing. I have two, maybe three, more episodes of DLTDGB before a planned hiatus, and although blogging is good for me, I’m going to need some time off given everything that will be going on in my life over the next couple months.

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    • Britta says:

      One of my housemates has been super needy since COVID started, too, and I also experience those moments of incoherence when I struggle to explain just how much I don’t want anything to do with them right now. It’s actually gotten quite toxic, because this person gets mad when I struggle to convey myself to them on their time (and, admittedly, I’ve been quite frustrated with them and haven’t always been the best at keeping my feelings on the DL). Luckily, they are spending a lot of time at their significant others’ home, but it’s been a super taxing situation during this pandemic!

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