Start a garden. There's always something to do for overthinking workaholics, but you can also half-abandon it and get crops anyways.
That's what my last house was. I turned .18 acres into a mini food forest. Had 4 trees, 9 shrubs, and like 20 different "annuals" that i started from seed and all became wild. I just moved to my new place, which is let's just say is very far north relative to most of the world. It was -10 yesterday. Got to switch up planting ideas.
Wow I wish I had that much space to work with unimpeded.
Yeah, real estate is a scam.
So are the narcs monitoring the remaining
brown fields open space.
If you're in a city, actually, yes. I planted some trees in open space and the city came and removed them. I can only imagine someone ratted.
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Have to write a 9 page essay for my pol theory class. I have a full outline with notes and everything made but I'm so exhausted from working on it and not sleeping enough this past week. I'm diagnosed with ADHD and it takes me such a long time to get things done. At least I am interested in the topic, the prompt I chose has me defending the concept of ideology and using two ideologies that we have covered to form my argument. Luckily we covered Anarchism and Green ideology so I'm basically writing an essay on green anarchy which is cool. I might have to miss work later to finish it on time which is stressful because money is tight and my partner hasn't been making as much lately due to their mental health struggles brought on by work load from their classes.
I love being back in school but I can't wait for this semester to be over. I'm so drained and I haven't been eating as good as usual, and I haven't had time to exercise or read stuff that's not class related.
i got myself an e-reader, it's an old kobo, and it does everything it should so i'm happy with it. thanks again to all the lovelies who shared their insights!
Hey I've got a kobo too! I can't wait to crack it open and throw a postmarketos SD card into it someday. But for now I'm just downloading epubs from wherever and reading away ;)
crack it open like a coco-nut? something tells me that's not the kind of cracking we're talking about here
what up, babes?
i just read something on children's media consumption - the text argued that media consumption is dependent on different things, like age, time of day, environment etc - and one of those categories was the parents level education
and i mean why? i know you read that kind of thing often, but in this case especially it seemed almost non-nonsensical to me. because what does it suggest? that a parent without a certain educational degree doesn't know that reading to the child before bed might be better that random youtube videos? bullshit. that is one class shit-talking another class, mostly in texts, which the latter has no access to (because i mostly read about such things for college or work related stuff), and therefore is never gonna read.
why not look at it from a different angle, like the parents working conditions? say that it's dependent on how much the parents are being exploited to afford to live. how tired they are, when they get home from work and how much energy they have left to be patient with their kids, or whether one parent earns enough so that the other can look after the child's media consumption. end of rant i guess
Being "the responsible child" fucking sucks.
Going to college because "it's what my dead relative would have wanted" meant fuck all for enduring that garbage for 3 years, so I went back home.
Got a job after a year of paying penance for my parent's poor decision making; a job that I'm really good at, but is so mind-numbingly draining that the first feeling that washes over me when I think that I might get fired is relief. Customer service over the phone for a full 8 hours and no consecutive days off was the only job I could land and I can see why.
So naturally, my mother decided to leave to go to another country for 10 days to meet up with a fiance that I've never spoken to. Naturally, me being the responsible one, I get to look after my brother and HER two dogs while working full time. House is covered in shit and I'm the only one who can even do anything about it because her ex (who's also been crashing here) is incompetent.
So that's how my week has been going.
Been reading/re-reading Bullshit Jobs because everyone is talking about Graeber's new book and I realized I only ever read excerpts. It is truly a masterpiece. I also started reading Climate Leviathan at the same time because I am unable to focus on one thing at a time. Probably I should just put both down and read The Dawn of Everything but I haven't got my hands on a copy yet...
Decided to observe Chanukah this year, and I've booked it all off as well, which will be nice. Hopefully the menorah will be delivered by Wednesday!
I obviously sound like a broken record at this point, but I can't being convinced by the feeling of how the world would probably be a better place if I never existed. That, and the feeling that the future only promises more unspeakable horrors and a monotonous wasted life of wage slavery.
I feel like people either can't stand me or just pity me for my stupidity. I feel like love is disappearing from the world, I feel like I'm increasingly becoming cyborgized with the devices I fill my life with in the absence of meaningful relationships.
I'm in a perpetual toxic hole.
It rained for 2 days so I don't have power. Will turn off registrations during nights for a while.
Very much looking forward to the day when I learn how to be comfortable not working. Im like 100% anti-work in the brain, but my body doesn't know how to turn off the "must produce value" algorithm.