February 25th, 2023 – 1,613

“What advice would you give to your teenage self?”

Go to the doctor, show them your hands, tell them your knees bend that way too, and ask for an EDS screening. But then that would alter the timeline, and if I did that then I wouldn’t be in the position I am right now. I wouldn’t change a thing about my life because what I have now is too precious to risk losing. That said, EDS did quietly steal my 20s, so it’d be understandable say for someone in my position to wish to do that; adding that so on the off chance a fellow zebra reads this, they know if they feel differently, that is also valid.

Writing is going quite smoothly, and today was a lovely day spend with friends online. We played games and watched some Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared / Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chill all around. Days like this matter a lot as getting to socialise without having to go out and about is so important when I’m running on such little energy, and matters a lot too because having friends so willing and able to support me like that makes a huge difference to my social life. Bit knackered now, but in a good way.

Also I’m 15 hours into Pokémon Yellow and I just ground my bought Magikarp up to level 15 to teach it a damaging move. I play these games in such an overwhelmingly grindy way and I lowkey love it. Granted nothing beats being on the second route of the game in Emerald 19 hours in. Time well spent, to me at least.