#WeekendCoffeeShare: Weird Dream, Potential Work Burnout, What’s Next?


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Good morning, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? About 10 months since our last Weekend Coffee Share? Lots have changed to the point that our coffee share have become more virtual than it’s ever been.

If we were having coffee, I would first apologize for my haggard appearance. I haven’t been sleeping well these past weeks. Stress and nightmares are once again plaguing me in my sleep. The bags beneath my eyes have grown quite a bit especially in the last few days and the crow’s feet at the corner of eyes seemed to have become more prominent each time I look into the mirror.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my nightmare. Before you freak out, cover your ears, and cry “la la la”, I would tell you there’s nothing to be afraid. It’s more silly than scary and it’s been a long while since I’ve had a nightmare as memorable as this.

In my dream, I found myself in a very dark place. I think it’s an abandoned warehouse. It’s strange because my brain felt wide awake at this point but my eyes felt like they were being held shut. In the middle was a large hole. Using my mind’s eyes, I peeked inside. Empty.

Just then, a large luminescence creature jumped up and attacked me. I screamed and instinctively grabbed the switch behind me. Immediately, the creature was sucked back into the hole. It swirled around as the hole began to fill with water, sort of like when you turn on the garbage disposer.

After a few seconds, the hole was no longer lit by the luminescence creature. I shut off the switch to the giant garbage disposal just as an enormous whale-like monster leaped out of the hole. I screamed and woke up from the dream.

I wonder if the dream meant my brain was trying to tell me something or just another meaningless dream concocted by the numerous books and audiobooks I’ve been reading and listening to.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m considering changing my wi-fi password. After doing some checking on my wi-fi network, it turned out my aunts, uncle, and cousin in the next house have been using my wi-fi.

I found my wi-fi network were connected to 2 iPhones and an iPad which I do not have. My mom and I are strictly Android people and the only Apple device I have is an old iPod Classic which does not have wi-fi. Add that to my mom’s consistent streaming of 12 – 15 hours a day, no wonder my wi-fi is so slow when I need to use it.

Too many people are taking advantage of my gullible nature and using my already slow wi-fi and that is absolutely not right.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you work has been difficult lately. My mind feels like it’s on vacation when I should be working. My fingers should be typing but they feel like jelly. It makes concentrating so much harder.

I don’t know whether that’s a sign of work burn-out or because the holiday is upon us. I plan on taking December 23rd off from work. I told mom about it and she gave me a face that said, “Why do you need an extra day for Christmas?”

“Because I need it and deserve it.” I said, “I haven’t taken a single day this year. Why are you the only person in this family that gets to take day off?”

I didn’t say anything.” Mom defended but her face told a thousand words.

If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me in this #WeekendCoffeeShare and allowing me to have communications with people other than customers and my judgmental family.

16 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Weird Dream, Potential Work Burnout, What’s Next?

  1. Sounds like you need to secure your connect with a new password for sure. I know we use the neighbors WiFi on Sunday mornings for church… With their permission of course, and only for church, not surfing. We help them some with their bill for the privilege…often , we just watch their church with them on the front porch if it’s not cold or raining. I think they like the company…and the homemade snacks I bring. Also sounds like you do need a vacay even if it’s only a day.

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    • I have just now changed wi-fi passwords after kicking those pesky iPhones out of my network multiple times this morning. And I agree, if you need to use someone’s wifi, you need to ask permission instead of jumping on because you know the password. I’m glad you have neighbors to watch church with. I wish there’s someone like that here. Church can be so long and lonely when there’s no one with you.
      I think I need a vacation too, some time away from the family and house. Hopefully, this pandemic will be over soon so I can do that.

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    • Thanks, I’ve missed writing and letting go of my feelings too. I think I’m going to do it. I think I’m going to put in my 8 hours paid-time-off for the 23rd. Thank you for dropping by.

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  2. YingLan – you’re back! ! !
    I’ve wondered where you got off to and how you’re doing.
    I too have missed your visits and hope that other than work and your family, that you are well, healthy and have a list of things that you are happy about.
    I was amazed to hear that there are still people out there who are willing to settle with sucking the resources of others and without their permission. Wait, isn’t that call theft in some states?
    Anyway, I’m sorry you had to go through all that, but I see above that you got that password changed.
    Good for you lady.
    And it’s good to have you back with us.
    Blessings.

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    • It’s sure been a busy year with work, family, and the pandemic making me super anxious and I feel like it’s finally beginning to wind down. Hopefully I’m not wrong. Everything is well on my end. I hope you’re well too.
      Absolutely, and it is still called “theft”. I can sue them except, it’s kinda hard suing family and I can’t exactly prove they’re using my wi-fi. Anyway, yes, I changed my wi-fi passwords and had to go through the whole ordeal of connecting everything again. Who knew I have so many devices – printer, TV, even my car uses wi-fi.
      It’s good to be back. Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

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  3. I agree with taking time off – part of our self-care – especially in these difficult times. Even though I work from home (like most people this year) I took days off when I needed it 🙂 … kept me sane. Take care and enjoy your time off – I hope you feel rejuvenated.

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  4. There’s nothing wrong with taking an extra day off during Christmas week. I get that same feeling towards the end of the year when majority of my coworkers take days off around the holiday week. They plan this weeks or even months in advance. Though I usually stay local during the holiday season, I always tell myself each year I should take a day or two off during Christmas week too.

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  5. ahoyi there I hope you changed your network password… alsothere is another additional thing you can do (it works on some routers) somewhere in the settings you disable SSID broadcast (which is the wifi name) so it wont show up if someone searches for it instead to connect you would have to manually connect using the add network button (you only have to do that once and your device will connect)… so it means for a stranger to connect they would need to know the actual wifi network name and the password.
    I used to see weird characters outside my yard loitering around with phones in hands and my net would be super slow turns out they were stealing my wifi anyway I changed passwords and for good measure hid the wifi network now its stress free and it also helps from the persky visitors who will be like I see you have wifi whats the password because it wont show up and nope dont use your name as network name hahaha
    ~B

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    • That’s a good idea. I’ll have to look into that to found out how to disable SSID broadcasting. I confronted my family next door about using my wifi without my permission and they told me their phones are automatically switching to my wifi network. Let’s just I only believe them 50% since I’ve already manually disconnected their devices from my wi-fi network multiple times. I have changed my password to something complicated and it hadn’t happened again. I hope it stays that way.

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      • What is truth 🤣yeah that automatically connecting sounds a bit like a stretch… It’s funny how people act like when you give password once it means you are welcome to the Wi-Fi all the time without any further consultations and to tell other people even… But I suppose for the sake of peace you just 50% let it go 🤣🤣
        Wow you actually confronted them… I suck at confronting people unless it’s absolutely necessary 🤣🤣
        ~B

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      • I know, right? I gave you that password when you were guests in my house. Now that you’re not, it doesn’t mean you can use it anytime. Yeah, I confronted them. I’m not afraid of them. They’re just annoying judgmental people who are only nice to me when they want something.

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