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Hi bumblebees! Welcome to this Friday’s Open Thread. A place for feelings and GIFs and selfies and whatever it looks like from where you are right this minute.
This week, and for the next little while, I’m at my parents’ house and my little (not actually that little any more) brother is visiting from Australia for a few weeks and so far we’re inexplicably getting along and I’m treading so lightly but for now it’s weirdly wonderful? My family is better when we’re all adults and being respectful and having food and a beer together I guess.
I’m at my parents’ because I’m currently in the middle of trying to immigrate to the US and also trying to marry my ladyfiancé and even though those things are happening pretty soon, they still feel really far off. I moved here at the end of March, and the earliest I’ll be able to move to Los Angeles, where she lives and where the apartment that is half mine is, and where we hope to have a life together, will be mid-August.
Waiting until I can move (and there’s a big if involved that I’m trying to ignore, it’s fine it’s totally fine) feels like waiting for my life to restart. I’m not living in any city I’ve felt like is mine. I know very few people around me. I’m here to save money, so I’m working all the time and not really leaving the house or talking to anyone very much. I’m waiting for this thing I have no control over and I’m excited about it and fearful something will go wrong and I’m trying to think about other things but also this is all I can think about.
I’ve felt like this before. But it’s never made me feel this powerless.
To deal with it, I’m trying to be more mindful of myself and my body, and to appreciate the time with my family because I won’t be able to come back for a while. And I’m drinking a lot of tea and journaling and I bought these meditation herbal cigarettes/incense sticks the other day and I’m trying to read more and I just learned about Neko Atsume and I’m getting super into Twitter and I’m trying to figure out the details of my move and I haven’t started Orange Is the New Black yet and LOOK AT HOW CHILL I’M BEING.
Anyway hi. What have you had to be in limbo for? What are you waiting for right now? How did you deal with it? Also distract me please! I wanna hear all about your life right now. What happenings are happening? What feelings are you feeling? Are you still mad about Jurassic World? Have you ever heard of “courtesy pants” and if so who are you wearing them for? Who are you smoochin’? How’s your cat doing? What about your garden? LET ME LIVE THROUGH YOU.
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