31st Birthday Wish

So in a couple days I’ll be 31. Wow. I’m an adult! Well to be fair I’ve been an adult for quite some time already but with each years passing it just gets more and more real. And what’s interesting is that the older I get the things I want become less and less tangible lol. As for my wish this year, obviously, I wish for the pandemic to be over. I’m so done with it.

Of course there’s a bit of a silver lining from it. With my husband spending less time at office and starting to work at home, we’ve been closer as a family than we’ve ever been. It’s a blessing that he didn’t miss the first time his kid held his own neck up, or sat up, or stood up. He’s also been around a lot to help me with house chores. I’ve been very much helped by it. It would have been perfect if it all happened not because there’s a pandemic going on, but welp. That’s just the cards we’re dealt with, I guess.

And. For the sake of continuing a tradition of birthday wishes I’ve always been posting leading up to my birthdays for the last …ten? years, here are my wishes for this year.

I wish this year I could bring my son to Jakarta to meet with my dad and mom, and my brothers. I wish I can meet my friends too while I’m in Jakarta. I wish to eat lots of good Indonesian food and get some good Indonesian massage. I wish my son would enjoy Indonesia, too.

I wish I could travel! After being pretty much confined at home for a year since the birth of my son, I’m getting cold feet. My husband is eager to bring Takeru to Hokkaido to meet his beloved friends up there. While we’re there we’d probably meet up with my FIL’s family as well. I would LOVE to go.

I wish my son would develop properly and on time. I wish things get more stable with the daily life and everything, I wish I can bring him to places to playdates and to parks and to the zoo. I wish he can enjoy this year too.

But of course none of the things I wish for, would be possible unless the pandemic is over. So, back to step one, I wish Corona-chan would go away soon. I know there’s a plan for vaccine already on going, but my son wouldn’t be able to get the vaccine, and I don’t think my parents would too, given their health profile. That means, after I get the vaccine I should still thread things careful. I wish we can all be free of this shit. I miss my carefree days going our meeting friends without masks, visiting places, without needing to feel worried about meeting strangers.

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