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2022 Capital Pride Recovery

I'm so very glad that I booked the day after Pride off. I was feeling quite rough after the lack of sleep in the days preceding. One lesson I learned was not to get drunk the day before. That may be easier said than done as I wanted to celebrate with a friend who is also 2SLGBTQI+. I've used this short form as apparently this is the new inclusive acronym going forward in Canada. I'm not sure who worked on this, but they seem to have forgotten about all those on the asexual spectrum. I guess they get to be in the +?

I didn't drink much the evening of Pride after starting the day out a bit dehydrated. Also, I wanted to be able to get moving on my goals on my day off, which included cleaning in my condo and putting together my rowing machine. Unboxing was easy, but then it looked like the following and I needed to wake up a bit more before figuring out what to do next with it.

Thankfully, it was Danielle Allard's birthday stream on Twitch, so I could enjoy watching her open the gifts the community gave her and seeing her get emotional about them. And wake up gradually.

I really don't know how I survived walking over 12,000 steps on Sunday. Usually my body would be upset the next day, but I was just tired and in need of hydration.

I gradually put the rower together by cutting one piece out at a time. Just like writing a novel happens by putting down one word. This was more of a flash fiction piece given how long it took to put it together.

Yesterday, I had my first day back in the office and it was nice seeing many of my colleagues in person. The plan going forward is a monthly in-office meeting, which is excellent. We get to catch up in person and we also get to continue working from home.

One of the things I'm feeling after all this is social burnout. I want room in my schedule for a special someone. I also like hermitting away from the world and working on my goals. I can't have all that and schedule with 8 or so friend groups every month. It's far too much. Now that we're practically in autumn, I want to get a routine in place and calm the fuck down.

I've set myself up with a new routine and I'm looking forward to starting it tomorrow.

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