Not sure if this counts as off-topic or a WiW? Just feeling blue because I'm turning 30 next week, & had been looking forward to my birthday party for it yesterday (Saturday)

This is the outfit I had planned for a picnic in the park (which I figured would be safer due to COVID) but ended up having to cancel it, since we entered partial lockdown on Friday (mask mandate continues, but now all the non-essential services are closed & restaurants are dine-in until 6pm 'only').

So I wore it instead to go on an evening walk with DH to get takeaway... it's supposed to be a 'Mexican pizza' with 'nachos' but really they're just Doritos lol! The note from the kitchen staff was nice though - makes me feel better about still supporting local businesses during this next inevitable round of layoffs & economic downturn...

I suppose this particularly hurts because we weren't allowed to celebrate birthdays growing up, but I set a date for this one *months* in advance. 30 feels like a milestone because I've been through a lot this decade (e.g. living across 4 different continents) & had wanted to reflect on that with my new friends & new family(!) in HK. But even before Omicron hit here, people were cancelling left & right (not COVID related reasons).

I understand people have other things to do & COVID isn't their fault (or mine!), but am just feeling a bit down because it's been like this my whole life - a mid January birthday means often being overlooked because people are too tired &/ or broke to celebrate properly with you after Xmas & NYE lol, COVID notwithstanding...

Anyway, sorry for the downer post - this past week has just been overwhelming with the lockdown, the cancellations, navigating online vs F2F teaching again, & also getting my Booster shot... am sick of 2022 already!

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